RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- 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.
Worker dies after bee attack at California construction site
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