A36 Steel Pipe Kills Two People in California
A36 steel pipes are commonly used in fences to keep people from trespassing into buildings and cause property damage, but one California man who was hit and killed by one while fencing his own property died Sunday from his injuries, authorities said.
Aerial video from a California State Parks helicopter showed a woman in a black jacket and dark jeans walking through the gate to the property in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, and a man walking toward the fence on the other side, said Chris Clements, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The woman, who was wearing a mask and sunglasses, stopped in front of the fence and looked around, he said.
The man then stopped and started to walk away.
The pair exchanged words, Clements said.
When the man left, he returned and tried to make contact with the woman who was still in the gate.
The two men then began to fight and the man was struck, he added.
The victim was transported to a hospital in Santa Cruz where he was pronounced dead, Cements said.
Authorities are investigating.
The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the area of the 2nd Avenue Bridge near Pescadero, officials said.
No one was in custody in connection with the incident, and the county coroner’s office was not immediately available for comment.