The man was killed after becoming pinned while trying to load a trailer, Zaniboni added.
“Apparently, this person was trying a load a forklift onto the trailer and something went wrong and he became trapped between the pickup truck and the trailer,” Zaniboni said.
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Firefighters had to extricate the man’s body from the wreckage, Zaniboni added.
“During the process of a forklift being loaded onto the back of the trailer, the truck and trailer began to slide and became jackknifed,” said Kelly Hoover, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman.
The man, identified later Thursday as Adan Guerrero Villa, 60, of Lompoc, was fatally injured when he attempted to exit the vehicle and became trapped, she added.
Representatives of Cal-OSHA were notified of the workplace incident.