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.
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.