A worker at a construction site in Pacoima died after they were crushed by a concrete wall that toppled over Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The collapse was reported around 8:45 a.m. when firefighters responded to the 10500 block of Glenoaks Boulevard for reports of two people trapped.
When firefighters arrived, they found that one person had gotten themselves out, but the other person remained trapped under cinder blocks.
The other worker was taken to a local hospital with back pain.
Footage from the scene showed multiple firefighters working to free the other worker, who was pronounced dead at the scene at about 10:30 a.m.
Authorities identified the victim as a 49-year-old man. His name was not released.
Los Angeles Police and workplace safety inspectors are investigating the cause of the collapse. Neighbors told KTLA that they had been concerned about the stability of the wall for several years.