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Woman Killed in Industrial Accident at Sierra Pacific Industries Mill in Standard Identified

Joe Costa Dies in Fatal Sonora Industrial Accident at Sierra Pacific Industries Mill in Standard

Sonora, California (September 3, 2019) – Authorities have identified the worker who was killed Friday in an industrial accident in Standard.

Joe Costa, 27, died in the incident that occurred Friday, August 30 at the Sierra Pacific Industries Mill.

Costa was in the waste chipper station when another coworker found him. Paramedics responded to the scene and found Costa with severe injuries to his arm and jaw.

The paramedics performed CPR on Costa. Despite life-saving efforts, he was later pronounced dead.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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