IBEW Local 1245 member Maximiliano “Max” Martinez was fatally injured in an industrial accident in Benecia, CA on March 17.
Brother Martinez, a PG&E lineman in General Construction, died around 10:00 in the morning while working in a vault near Chadwick Way and Panorama Drive.
A five-year PG&E employee, Martinez was initiated into the IBEW in August of 2005. He worked out of the Calistoga yard.
Local 1245 Business Reps. Ralph Armstrong, Mike Saner and Joe Osterlund all came to the scene of the accident shortly after it occurred. Two bargaining unit members will be part of the company’s “serious incident” investigation. Cal-OSHA is also investigating.
Martinez was 26 years old.
Local 1245 extends its condolences to the friends, family and co-workers of Brother Maximiliano Martinez.