Man crushed by tractor in Glen Ellen

Posted on January 18, 2014 by Sonoma Valley Sun

A man driving a bulldozer on a Glen Ellen jobsite Friday was killed when he thrown off and then run over by the moving tractor.

The victim is identified as a 38-year-old independent contractor from Oakland. The Sheriff’s Office is withholding his name pending notification of kin.

The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. in the 12100 block of Henno Road. According to a witness, the victim was working on a large bulldozer tractor without utilizing a seatbelt and was accidentally thrown off the tractor when the front scraper hit the ground as it was traveling downhill.

The accident is being investigated by the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health as a work related death.

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