Worker cru­shed to death on Salinas lettuce farm

An agricultural worker died Tuesday after being pinned between two pieces of heavy equipment in a field near Salinas, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man, whose identity was not released, was crushed between a tractor and a lettuce packing conveyor in a field near 197 W. Blanco Road at about 2 p.m., said CHP spokesman Officer Oscar Loza.

It’s unclear what caused the accident and no other information was immediately available.