Ventura County

One person confirmed dead after crane collapses in Oxnard

OXNARD, Calif. - One person is confirmed to have died after a crane collapsed at a construction site in Oxnard Thursday afternoon. 

The crane collapsed at around 1:45 p.m. at a site on the 3000 block of Camino Del Sol between Rice Avenue and Del Norte Boulevard. 

10 to 15 people were working at the site when the crane collapsed.

A 54-year-old man was struck and killed by the crane. Another man injured his hand and was transported to the hospital.

Oxnard Police Department responded first to the scene and confirmed the death. Officers awaited on scene for the arrival of the Ventura County Coroner and Cal/OSHA. Search and Rescue teams as well as the Ventura County Fire Department were called in to the scene.

Cal/OSHA will lead the investigation.


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