Wife remembers husband killed in industrial accident at Foster Farms site in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- When Brooke Gamez is surrounded by family it's like her husband, Victor, is right there with her.

It eases the pain of her loss and gives her the strength to push forward for her 2-year-old daughter, Nora.

"I love him so much. I am going to keep his memory going through our daughter," she said.

Victor Gamez died in an electrical accident Friday morning, at the Foster Farms Cherry Facility in Southwest Fresno.

He was hired through JTI Contractors. His wife says he was up in an attic when he made contact with a hot wire that fatally injured him.

Gamez had a pit in her stomach as she rushed to his side.

"I didn't even know what to think, I had a really bad feeling," she said.

In a statement, Foster Farms representatives said in part, "We are saddened by this tragic death and extend our sympathy to the individual's family and friends."

Gamez said Victor was the hardest working man she knew. He lit up every room with his smile and was the life of the party.

His brother, Deago, and his other siblings looked up to him.

"He taught me how to become a better man," he said.

Gamez believes fate brought her and Victor together. They first bumped into each other at a convenience store in Corcoran.

Then again, a week later at a Halloween party.

"I wasn't supposed to go to that party and he wasn't planning on going," she said.

Their love quickly blossomed and the two were inseparable, and then a few years later came their daughter, Nora, who Victor loved unconditionally.

"He was just super excited when he found it was a girl and he cried," she said.

Victor's life now lives on through the many memories made with loved ones.

"We're not going to forget him, we are not," said Deago.

Fresno County Sheriff's continue to investigate the accident.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account.
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