News Story


Agricultural Worker Killed in Industrial Accident Near Santa Paula
11/2/2012 5:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Worker Killed in Industrial Accident

Report Number:



Agricultural field south of Peck Road near Santa Paula

Date & Time:

Nov. 2, 2012 @ 8:00 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office


(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


V- (unidentified)




A man was killed Friday morning when he was pulled into an auger after his shirt got caught and wrapped around the machinery.


The 30-year-old Oxnard resident was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The accident took place in an agricultural field just outside the city limits of Santa Paula off of Peck Road.


Several workers were using a tractor with the auger on the back to dig post holes along the edge of a field of row crops when the accident occurred.


Representatives from CAL-OSHA are investigating the accident. The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sgt. Eric Buschow

Media Release Date:

Nov. 2, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow  (805)947-8129

Approved by:

Captain Don Aguilar