A 43-year-old man was killed Saturday afternoon in an accident at the World Ag Expo site in Tulare when he slipped and fell under a trailer that was being pulled by a tractor, officials said.
Witnesses said the man was standing on the frame of the trailer about 1:30 p.m. when the tractor turned a corner and hit a bump, causing the man to lose his balance, Tulare Fire Division Chief Louis Nevarez said. The trailer held plastic containers of cleaning solution.
The tractor driver stopped the vehicle immediately when the man fell, and several forklifts were used to pick up the trailer, Nevarez said. Emergency personnel gave the man CPR, but he died at the scene.
Tulare police Lt. Dave Frost said that Cal OSHA would investigate the fatal accident. Frost said he was told that the man was helping to load and unload equipment at the expo, which opens Tuesday.
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