Chumash Tribe extends condolences after worker dies at casino

Artist's rendering of the new hotel tower at the Chumash Casino Resort that's part of a $160 million expansion plan. Image from Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California offered condolences to the family of a construction worker who died on Wednesday.

According to news reports, Dave Goldsberry, 45, fell while working on the expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort. The tribe is spending $160 million on the project.

“We are very saddened to learn of the tragic death of Mr. David Goldsberry," Chariman Vincent Armenta said in a statement to The Santa Maria Times. "We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Goldsberry’s family, friends and coworkers.”

“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,” added Tutor Perini Building Corporation, the company with the construction contract, the paper reported.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.

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Construction worker falls to death at Chumash Casino (The Santa Maria Times 4/30)
Man Dies After Falling From Scaffolding at Chumash Casino (KEYT 4/29)
Construction worker killed in fall at Chumash Casino identified (KSBY 4/29)

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