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Jumbotron Company Owner Crushed by Monitor

Accident Occurred as He Disassembled Fiesta Equipment at Earl Warren Showgrounds


A man was killed Monday afternoon as he disassembled equipment used for last weekend’s Fiesta rodeo and horse show at Earl Warren Showgrounds.

According to Santa Barbara County Fire spokesperson Brian Hayden, the victim — identified as 49-year-old David Mann of Thousand Oaks — was crushed when a 1,500 pound-monitor fell from a forklift on top of him at around 1 p.m. Mann was owner of Thousand Oaks-based JumboScreen Co.

Workers were able to lift the monitor from Mann before rescue crews responded, but medics arrived to find him in respiratory failure. He was transported to Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hayden said the incident was reported to Cal/OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), which has launched an investigation.

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