A coroner’s official disclosed that the death of a 16 year-old boxer from North Hollywood died from internal bleeding caused by a ruptured spleen. BurbankNBeyond was the first to report on the death that occurred July 26.
Burbank Police Officer Blaine Shifley watches as Forensic Specialist Nancy Robles collects evidence. Burbank Police have closed their investigation. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Raul Alvarez, Jr. had been sparring and was wearing protective head gear at the time but started to feel ill and sat down to rest. After not feeling better, Burbank Paramedics were called and transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center where he died a couple of hours later.
Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department said that the case is closed based on the coroner’s report and that no further action will take place.
“It was just a tragic accident,” Ryburn said.
Pullman’s Gym on Magnolia has only been open for a few months and a call to the owner was not returned. The gym specializes in boxing with a full ring inside.
A Burbank man was killed Monday morning when he was crushed by a gravel truck.
Burbank Police Officer Art Perez talks to victims friends and co workers, during the investigation. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Burbank Fire and Police units responded at 9:38 a.m. to the area next to the railroad tracks between Magnolia and Burbank Boulevards, for a report of an unconscious man with a truck on top of him. When emergency crews arrived on scene the victim had been extricated from the truck by the driver of another truck who was working nearby.
According to police reports, the victim, Vigen Boodaghian, 58, of Burbank, had been trapped by the remote doors on the underside of the gravel truck’s trailer. The injuries he received were fatal, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office arrived on scene shortly after 2 p.m. to remove the body.
An investigation by the Burbank Police Department into the cause of the accident is on-going.
The Los Angeles Coroner arrives to remove the body of 58-year-old Vigen Boodaghian following a freak accident while working on a dump truck. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Burbank Police investigate the scene where 58-year-old Vigen Boodaghian was killed while working on this dump truck. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)