Oceanside CA Work-Related Death: Evergreen Nursery Worker Suffocated to Death
07/28/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Oceanside, CA—A Valley Man suffocated to death after his arm got caught in a conveyer belt-type machine, which was connected o a mulching machine on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. The man was at Evergreen Nursery, located on the 3000 block of Oceanside Boulevard, when the accident occurred around 8:00 a.m., reports NBC San Diego.
Oceanside Police identified the worker as Manuel Moreno, 56, of Valley Center. Moreno was reportedly working at the nursery when he jumped from the conveyer machine to a nearby front end loader. He fell after tehe jump, causing his arm to become entangled in the belt and pulling his body forward, pinning his head.
Moreno tragically died from suffocation. He was pronounced dead at the scene by responding emergency crews.
Moreno’s family is quite upset because they say the supervisors at Evergreen Nursery never alerted them of the fatal accident.
Moreno has reportedly been employed at the nursery for over 25 years. Officials with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are expected to conduct a full investigation.
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