Man dies in fall at Chumash Casino
April 30, 2015
A 45-year-old construction worker died Wednesday after falling off scaffolding at the Chumash Casino in Santa Barbara County. [KEYT]
Shortly after noon, Las Vegas resident David Goldberry fell off scaffolding that was two or three stories high, Santa Barbara County fire officials say. Fire crews responded, but Goldberry was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unclear what caused the accident, and the incident remains under investigation.
Goldberry was an employee of SME Steel Contractors, which is working on a construction project at Chumash. SME is a subcontractor of Tutor Perini Building Corp., which released a statement of condolence and said it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.
The Santa Ynez Chumash tribal chairman also issued a statement expressing sympathy to Goldberry’s family, friends and coworkers.