Napa Field Worker Killed in Industrial Accident
NAPA, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2018) – Leon Marcelo Lua, 49, a Napa field worker, died died on Monday after his clothing got caught in a grape picker on Monticello Road.
The Napa County Sheriff’s Office stated the incident took place about 12:45 p.m.
The victim was reportedly on the ground and working next to the machine. Suddenly, a piece of his clothing got caught in the machinery and he was pulled into it and killed.
The incident is under investigation by CAL/OSHA.
Napa Accident Investigation
Police are reviewing the cause of this accident and will determine if the employer will face any criminal responsibility. The family of the man who died may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court if the employer is found responsible. Workers who handle dangerous machinery must be properly trained and supervised at all times.
We offer our condolences to the family of Leon Lua.
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