Worker Dies After Bee Attack at California Construction Site

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A fire chief says a worker has died after being stung by bees that swarmed a Southern California construction site.

Riverside Battalion Chief Tony Perna says three construction workers were stung Monday morning when a contractor was grading a parking lot. Perna says the grader struck an underground sprinkler control vault that housed a bee hive.

Workers say the bees began swarming and the crew panicked and started to run. Two men covered their faces with their hands and rolled on the ground and a third swatted at bees with a vest.

One of the men had an allergic reaction and died after being transported to a hospital in critical condition.

The deceased worker was not immediately identified.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories