Caltrans press release:

Two contractors and a Caltrans employee were injured today when a tree fell during removal and slide prevention work at Last Chance Grade on U.S. 101 near Crescent City. The workers were transported to a local hospital.

Motorists were not driving in the construction zone when this incident occurred, and Caltrans traffic spotters and flaggers will continue to conduct 24-hour surveillance of the area until work is completed.

The health and safety of the traveling public, department employees, and its contracting partners remains Caltrans’ top priority, and Caltrans is cooperating fully with Cal/OSHA on its investigation.


Yurok Tribal Police Department: 

Yurok Tribal Police Department officers were first on scene to reports of an injury accident due to a falling tree at Last Chance Grade at approximately 12:20 p.m.

YTPD officers assisted with securing the scene and caring for the victims while waiting for ambulance services to transport them to Crescent City for medical care. We hope and pray for the health and well being of those injured in this incident.

The Yurok Tribal Police Department is proud to be a part of the collaborative network of agencies that help keep our region safe. We would like to thank all those agencies and individuals who responded this afternoon, including CHP - Crescent City Crescent City Fire and Rescue Caltrans District 1, The Klamath Volunteer Fire Department, Redwood National and State Parks (NPS) Del Norte Ambulance.

We take our mission to serve all residents and visitors to Yurok Country seriously, and are prepared to serve you in your time of need as well.

Photo of the recent slide area at Last Chance Grade. | Caltrans