LODI (CBS13) – Cal/OSHA says they’ve opened an investigation into the death of an employee at the Delta Packing Co. facility in Lodi this week.
The incident happened on Tuesday. According to Cal/OSHA, six Salinas Farm Labor Contractor employees were sent to the hospital from the facility that evening.READ MORE: How We Got Addicted To Using Q-Tips The Wrong Way
The employees were working in an area where ammonia gas was leaking, authorities say.
One of the employees died at the hospital. Cal/OSHA says that employee had been reportedly feeling sick when emergency services were called.READ MORE: California's New Late Start Law Aims To Make School Less Of A Yawn
The other five employees were later released from the hospital uninjured.
Cal/OSHA is now investigating the incident.MORE NEWS: CHP: DUI Suspect Crashes On I-80, Tries To Grab Officer’s Gun
Delta Packing Co. packs and ships cherries from California as wine grapes and grape juice.