Adolfo Sanchez ID’d as Worker Killed in Petaluma Silo Accident on East D Street near Petaluma River
Petaluma, California (January 7, 2020) – The Sonoma County Coroner’s Office has identified Adolfo Sanchez, 31, of Fairfield, as the worker who died Friday afternoon after a conveyor system collapsed on him at a silo in Petaluma.
The incident happened Friday, January 3 in the 100 block of East D Street, near Petaluma River.
Authorities said Sanchez and his coworker were dismantling a heavy metal casing for a conveyor motor using a cutting torch on the top of the silo when the entire system collapsed on him.
Fire crews responded to the scene and freed Sanchez, who was trapped beneath the heavy heap of metal on the top of the silo.
Sanchez sustained significant chest injuries and was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
According to the reports, Sanchez was a 13-year employee of Lind Marine. Lind Marine is a Petaluma-based dredging contractor that owns the industrial property in the area of East D Street near Petaluma River drawbridge.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.