July 29, 1998 |
A Bolivian woman who survived a 600-foot fall from a mountaintop observation deck was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Sun Hwa Kim, 52, suffered back, neck and head injuries but no broken bones Monday when she plunged from Grunt's Overview in the San Jacinto Mountains, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles. She had been stranded for hours on the slope before rescuers carried her to safety about 2 a.m.
June 16, 1997 |
A U.S. Border Patrol agent died after tumbling down a ravine while trying to locate what he thought was a group of illegal immigrants, authorities said Sunday. Stephen Starch, 25, of the El Cajon station, died late Saturday afternoon from severe head trauma, according to Border Patrol spokesman Jim Pilkington. "We're pretty sure the head trauma was caused after the accidental fall," Pilkington said from the Border Patrol's San Diego headquarters.
May 29, 1990 |
A San Diego County man who broke his arm while exploring an abandoned mine shaft near this remote desert community was pulled to safety early Monday after spending the night at the bottom of the shaft. Jeff Smith, 29, of Fallbrook, was airlifted by a California Highway Patrol helicopter to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, where he was treated and released.
March 25, 2013 |
State regulators have fined a producer of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios movie “The Lone Ranger” more than $60,000, citing numerous safety violations in connection with a crew member who died at a movie ranch in Acton. A 48-year-old diver drowned in September while cleaning a water tank in preparation for shooting an underwater scene at the Polsa Rosa Ranch in northern Los Angeles County. After an investigation, California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health cited Silver Bullet Productions Inc. for various violations of the state labor code stemming from the fatality, according to a report issued Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1992
California's top fire official has begun a massive entertainment industry education campaign because of a rash of recent accidents on movie location sites. "There have been six major accidents in Southern California since June that involved fires, severe injuries and emergency response," state Fire Marshal Ronny Coleman told the California Film Commission this week. Twelve people have been treated for second- and third-degree burns that involved special effects and stunts, Coleman said.
June 2, 2000
Up for Review: "Presidential accuser Juanita Broaddrick is facing an IRS audit. . . . The IRS swears it's just a coincidence. Said the head of the auditing division: 'If we avoided auditing everybody who's accused Clinton of something, we'd be out of a job.' " (Daily Scoop) Double or Nothing: "Las Vegas and Atlantic City reported record tourism over Memorial Day. Gambling is the new national pastime.