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Tractor Death at California Farm Spurs State Investigation

Feb. 5, 2019, 6:55 PM

A farm worker employed by Western Harvesting LLC was crushed by a tractor when it flipped over on him, and authorities in California are investigating, those involved confirmed Feb. 5.

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) was reportedly informed on Jan. 31 of the fatality in Holtville, Calif. An employee was driving along the side of a canal when the tractor flipped over, according to Frank Polizzi, spokesman for the state Department of Industrial Relations, of which the job safety division is a part.

“Cal/OSHA opened an inspection last Thursday to look into the cause of the fatal...

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