California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Move Over

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Man Seriously Injured at Caltrans Work Site

SAN DIEGO – A male sub-contracted worker at a native habitat restoration site near the San Luis Rey River suffered a serious injury this afternoon, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). He was stabilized at the scene by co-workers and transferred by emergency personnel to Palomar Hospital.  He is reported to be in stable condition.

Sub-contractor Dendra Inc. was hired by Mission Resource Conservation District to remove non-native vegetation and replant native shrubs as part of Caltrans State Route 76 (SR-76) widening project.

The non-native vegetation removal is locally known as the Morrison Mitigation Project and is in year one of a five year $2.2 million contract.  In 2008, Caltrans paid $4.8 million for the site which encompasses at total of 136 acres.

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