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Sparks man dies after incident involving hay bale compressor

Posted at 7:19 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 22:19:39-04

Authorities say a 44-year-old Sparks man has died after an accident involving a hay bale compressor.
KTVN-TV reports that the Storey County Sheriff's Office says Alfonso Martinez-Ojeda died late Tuesday after an accident at Menezes Bros., Inc. near Lockwood.
Deputies say Martinez-Ojeda crawled under a portion of the hay bale compressor and accidentally tripped a sensor causing it to turn on. They say no foul play is suspected.
He later died at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.
Deputies say Martinez-Ojeda had worked at Menezes Bros, an alfalfa and straw processing plant, for four months.