Agricultural Field Worker Dies In Farm Accident Near Salinas

SALINAS (CBS SF) — An agricultural worker died Tuesday after being pinned between two pieces of heavy equipment in a field near Salinas, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man, whose identity was not released, was crushed between a tractor and a lettuce packing conveyor in a field near 197 W. Blanco Road at about 2 p.m., said CHP spokesman Officer Oscar Loza.

It’s unclear what caused the accident and no other information was immediately available.

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  1. Patrick Jones says:

    Will this death impact my ordering salad tomorrow? Can’t they just get another Mexican from the other side of the border to pick the lettuce?

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