Farmworker killed in accident at Kirby Farms

Posted 1 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

ALBION – A migrant worker is dead following a farm accident late Friday afternoon in the Town of Albion, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess said today.

The incident occurred at Kirby Farms in the 3400 block of Densmore Road. It was reported to 9-1-1 shortly before 6 p.m. A work crew employed by Root Brothers Farms of Albion was “on loan” to Kirby’s and was irrigating a field of tomato plants.

The victim, tentatively identified as Luis D. Larios-Hernandez (age unknown), was standing next to a parked farm truck when a second truck (also parked and un-occupied) rolled down a slight incline and struck the victim, pinning him between the two vehicles.

Larios-Hernandez was transported by Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance to Strong West Emergency in Brockport, where he was pronounced dead at 7:24 p.m.

He was a seasonal worker residing at Root Brothers Farms in the Town of Barre.

The incident investigation was conducted by Deputy T.C. Marano and Lieutenant C.M. Bourke. The follow-up investigation includes the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, the United States Border Patrol, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).