Construction Site Accident in South Gate Area Resulted in Fatality

SOUTH GATE, CA (September 16, 2022) – Late Wednesday morning, a construction accident on West Frontage Road claimed the life of Douglas Castillo.

Firefighters responded to the scene on September 14th, at around 11:20 a.m., at the 10000 block of West Frontage.

According to reports, a worker was working in a ditch when a water line became severed and flooded the trench.

Due to the extent of his condition, 34-year-old Douglas Castillo died at the scene. Responding officials managed to recover his body after the incident.

Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties before it was later reopened.

At this time, it remains unclear how the water line became detached. Although, an active investigation to determine further details is still currently underway. Once available, further details will be provided.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The Sweet James team sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Douglas Castillo.

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