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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Authorities said a steel plant employee was killed when a beam fell on him in Oakland Park.

Juan Ayala, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene last Thursday at Steel Fabricator LLC, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office news release.

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Ayala had been welding an I-beam when it somehow became dislodged and fell on top of him, officials said.

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Homicide detectives and officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death.

No foul play was immediately suspected.

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