Two men died in an industrial incident Saturday at Vista Verde Ranch in southwest Fresno County, CA.
Arnold Torres, 66, of Lemoore and Angel Barajas, 31, of Cantua Creek died in the incident, said the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
Cal Fire responded to the accident around 11:15 a.m. on Harlan and Stanislaus avenues, along with emergency medical services, according to a news release.
The victims were pronounced dead by paramedics.
Deputies learned an almond shaker machine stopped working, so the mechanic, Torres, and the machine operator, Barajas, tried to repair it.
One of the men crawled under the machine and disconnected the hydraulic hoses for the shaker arm.
However, they did not set the arm down on the ground ahead of time. When the hoses disconnected, the arm fell and crushed both men.
Other workers around the area found the victims and called deputies.
The California Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the incident.