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UPDATE: Lauro Parra Killed In Farm Tractor Accident In San Joaquin


Oct 8, 2018

Lauro Parra Died In Industrial Accident With Farm Tractor By American Street and Noble

 SAN JOAQUIN, CALIFORNIA (October 7, 2018) A 67-year-old man has tragically died after he was involved in some sort of industrial tractor accident by American Street and Noble.

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the farm tractor accident in order to help treat Lauro Parra for his injuries. Tragically he later died as a result of his critical injuries.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department is conducting the investigation into the accident.

Lauro Parra was known by his friends and family as “Lalo.” He was remembered as a loving father and worked for Burford Farms for most of his life. He had a passion for his almond Orchards and horses.

Along with his son Sergio he raised prize-winning racehorses. He is survived by his wife and his two sons. A funeral service will be held on October 4, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Farm Tractor Accidents

According to a report from the National Safety Council, tractor accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death for farm workers. Between 1992 – 2001 there have been 2,165 fatal accidents. One of the most common types of accidents are rollover accidents. The driver of a tractor will operate their vehicle and then get crushed after being thrown off and rolled over.  Depending on the facts of the case victims of farm tractor accidents may be able to file a wrongful death claim for damages.

Liability In Farm Tractor Accidents

Companies that manufacture farm tractors have a responsibility to make sure that they are well designed and not likely to injure anyone. One of the standard safety features that farm tractors should have are rollover protection structures (ROPS). These are structures that are designed to protect drivers in case the vehicle tips over.  A number of older model tractors don’t even have seat belts. When a piece of farm equipment lacks basic safety features this can contribute to an accident. The family of a person that died may be able to file a claim for damages by hiring a wrongful death attorney.

Getting Help From A Wrongful Death Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lauro Parra as they are going through such a difficult time. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. A number of tractor trailers are dangerous and prone to accidents. We encourage anyone that may have knowledge about what happened to reach out to police.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a farm tractor accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly compassionate and experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and have spent over 40 years helping our clients. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are seeking legal counsel for your particular situation  we are here for you (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. Chapel of Light. Lauro A. Parra Obituary. 2018

  2. Farm Injury Resource Center. Tractor Accidents. 2018

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