Victim was working near Maricopa

A Porterville man was killed in an industrial accident on a farm east of Maricopa.

Ubaldo Vargas Vera, 51, died at the scene of the accident on the 12000 block of Highway 166 Monday at about 10 a.m, the Kern County Sheriff-Coroner said.
Vera was the operator of a forklift at the above location and was crushed by the forklift, the Sheriff-Coroner said.
No further details about the accident were released.