Worker Dies After Being Crushed by Cows at Ontario Dairy | NBC 7 San Diego

Worker Dies After Being Crushed by Cows at Ontario Dairy

A dairy worker suffered internal injuries in the early Saturday incident in Ontario

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Bloomberg via Getty Images
    Cows at a dairy farm crushed a worker in Ontario, Calif., and he later died from his injuries. Here, cows wait their turn for a morning milking at at a dairy in Florida on June 14, 2013.

    A 28-year-old Riverside man died after being crushed between a gate and cows while working at a dairy farm in Ontario, officials said.

    Winston Perez was crushed before dawn Saturday at the Dick Dykstra Dairy on Schaefer Avenue in Ontario, while moving cows into a paddock, officials said.

    The Cave Store

    He was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he died from "severe internal injuries" after undergoing surgery.

    "He died in the Intensive Care Unit at 4:36 p.m. with his family around him," the statement from the San Bernardino County Coroner read.

    A message left with the dairy was not immediately returned.

    Officials with the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration said they'd launch an investigation into the death, said Peter Melton, a department spokesman.

    There were no records of any violations against the company, according to Cal/OSHA data, which dates back to 1972.

    More Southern California Stories: