UPDATE: The man has been identified as David Goldsberry, a 45-year-old from Las Vegas.
Tribal chairman Vincent Armenta released a statement on Goldsberry’s death. “We are very saddened to learn of the tragic death of Mr. David Goldsberry,” Armenta said. “We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Goldsberry’s family, friends, and coworkers.”
Construction company Tutor Perini also issued a statement on Goldsberry’s passing. “Tutor Perini is deeply saddened by the loss of life that resulted from today’s incident at the Chumash Casino Resort. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. David Goldsberry.” According to the company’s statement, Goldsberry worked for SME Steel Contractors, a sub-contractor for Tutor Perini. The statement concluded by noting that Tutor Perini is “investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and is fully cooperating with the local authorities in their investigation.”
A male construction worker died after falling two-three stories from scaffolding at the Chumash Casino on Wednesday afternoon, according to Santa Barbara County Fire. At approximately 12:30 p.m., multiple agencies — including County Fire and ambulance services — responded to the site and found the man, in his forties, on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene, a County Fire spokesperson said. The Coroner’s Office is at the site now and the incident is under investigation by Cal/OSHA.
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