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FRESNO: Angel Barajas Killed In Industrial Accident After Being Crushed By Almond Shaker


Jan 8, 2019

Angel Barajas Fresno: 31-Year-Old Angel Barajas and 66 Year-Old Arnold Torres Died After Being Crushed By Hydraulic Arm of Almond Shaker

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (January 8, 2018) – Two Vista Verde Ranch workers identified as Angel Barajas and Arnold Torres tragically died after the hydraulic arm of an almond shaker crushed them as they were trying to repair it.

Fresno officers arrived at the scene of the accident and came across both workers who were critically injured. The hose to the hydraulic arm was disconnected causing it to fall on top of the workers.

Cal/OSHA believe that the hydraulic arm may have malfunctioned prior to the accident. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Workplace Accidents

  Workers in California are protected by a number of laws. If a worker dies on the job their family will typically have the ability to file a worker’s compensation claim. In addition to workers compensation, a third party liability claim may also be possible if an entity separate from the worker’s employer caused the accident. For example, a third party liability claim may be possible if a machine malfunctioned and injured a worker.

Companies have a responsibility to design and manufacture consumer products that are reasonably safe to use. When a machine could become dangerous through its use, consumers must be given fair warning of those dangers which are not obvious. A wrongful death attorney can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued. 

Getting Help After A Farm Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the families of Angel Barajas and Arnold Torres. There should be a thorough investigation into what may have caused this accident. Workers should be properly trained and equipment should be maintained so that accidents like this do not happen. 

If you or someone that you love has died or been injured in an agricultural accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here for you. We have the staff and resources to investigate your claim thoroughly and let you know what your rights are. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need an investigation into your case we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.

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