Fatality at CA Vineyard

Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 02:05 PM gHale

A Fairfield, CA, man died early Tuesday in what authorities are calling an industrial incident when a tractor crushed him on a Sonoma County vineyard.

Franklin Palacios Carrillo, 34, was trying to untangle vineyard wire that had become tangled in a tractor’s tilling tines when the tiller attachment dropped on him and crushed him, said officials at the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

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Another worker arrived at the scene and found Carrillo dead, his body trapped under the tiller. The worker notified authorities.

Deputies responded shortly after 8 a.m. to the vineyard.

The incident is being investigated as an industrial accident and was referred to the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office reports.



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