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Equipment crushes man at Foster Farms plant and kills him, sheriff’s office says

An exterior photo of the Foster Farms chicken plant on Cherry Avenue in southwest Fresno.
An exterior photo of the Foster Farms chicken plant on Cherry Avenue in southwest Fresno. Fresno Bee Staff Photo

A man was killed Tuesday in a freak accident at the Foster Farms plant in south Fresno.

Thursday, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office released newly developed information about the accident at the Cherry Avenue facility.

The man was an outside contractor and was crushed while moving a large electrical panel, not a large refrigerator as originally reported citing early investigation reports.

He was rushed to the hospital but died shortly after arriving, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victim was identified Wednesday as Aldredo Arce Razo, 53, of Caruthers.

In a statement, Foster Farms said its officials are working with law enforcement and an OSHA representative to investigate the death.

“We greatly regret the loss of life and extend our sympathies to the family and friends,” the statement read.

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