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Man Killed In Ventura County Farming Accident

Posted on Friday, November 2, 2012 1:30pm

Ventura County authorities are trying to figure out exactly what led to the death of a man whose shirt became caught in a tractor equipped with a digging device.

The accident happened at around 8 this morning in the Santa Paula area, in a field off of Highway 126 near Peck Road.

The tractor was equipped with an auger for drilling post holes, and somehow the man’s shirt got caught in the device, and he was pulled into it.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn’t been released yet. In addition to local officials, state job safety officials are investigating the fatal accident.

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