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Oxnard man killed by machine at agricultural field

Saturday, November 03, 2012

A worker was killed after he was pulled into a piece of machinery at an agricultural field just outside Santa Paula.

The incident happened at about 8 a.m. Friday south of Peck Road. Ventura County sheriff's officials say the worker got his shirt caught in an auger on the back of a tractor, which was being used to dig post holes along the edge of a field of row crops.

Cal-OSHA is investigating the accident. The worker was only identified as a 30-year-old man from Oxnard. His identity was being withheld pending notification of relatives.

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