Developing Story: COS Farm Specialist Dies on COS’ Farm

Developing Story: COS Farm Specialist Dies on COS’ Farm

UPDATE:
The above is a picture of a similar Randell sprayer associated with the death of the COS employee.

PRESS RELEASE:

College of the Sequoias’ farm specialist James Heuer died late this morning in an apparent farming accident on COS’ farm in Tulare.
Shortly before noon today, COS police received a report of an accident involving a person and a spray rig on the northwest section of the COS Tulare College Center’s farm. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident with the full cooperation of college officials and police.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragedy,” COS Superintendent/President Stan Carrizosa said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Heuer, 37, worked as COS’ farm specialist for three years, assisting with crops and farm maintenance, and was a former COS student.

We are working on this story and will bring you more on the news at 5 pm.
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