City releases identity of man who died in boiler collapse

The identity of a man crushed to death Monday afternoon in San Francisco when a three-story-high boiler he was working to demolish collapsed has been released by the San Francisco medical examiner's office.

Luis Gonzalez, 43, of Ceres, Calif., died after the boiler at a former Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power plant located at 1000 Evans Ave. caved in at about noon.

Gonzalez was one of three workers pinned under the weight of the idled five-story building made up of large steel girders and beams that hold equipment and several large boilers, officials said.

The other two workers, also men, made it out alive and were being treated at San Francisco General Hospital, fire officials said Monday.

Workers were reportedly pulling the boilers down with cables when it abruptly collapsed.

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