A man who suffered fatal injuries in a 100-foot fall while working inside a wind turbine near Desert Hot Springs was identified today as a 52-year-old Calexico resident.
Mario Contreras Jr. fell while working at a wind generation facility located west of Highway 62 and Painted Hills Road about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday,
according to Riverside County coroner's officials.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman Luke Brown, the agency was notified by a representative of Site Constructors Inc. that an employee "fell more than 100 feet inside the tower of a wind turbine."
The agency investigates workplace accidents.
Site Constructors did not immediately respond to a request seeking additional information.