POLK CITY A fruit harvesting company and a man who supplied workers to the company were fined a combined $3,284 for the events leading to the accidental death of a 2-year-old boy on Dec. 30.

Ruben Velasquez, 2, was killed in a Polk City orange grove owned by Kermit Weeks and harvested by Orlampa, a company also owned by Weeks. Weeks is the owner of Fantasy of Flight.

Ruben had slipped away from the cab of a pickup truck owned by his father, Salvador Velasquez, who was picking oranges and unaware the toddler had left the truck. The elder Velasquez yelled to his 10-year-old son, also named Salvador, to move the truck to another group of trees. The truck, almost full of oranges, crushed Ruben to death.

Orlampa and Dennis Pate Jr., who supplied workers to Orlampa, have paid the $3,284 fine to the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division.

But the fine was not levied because of the death of the boy, a spokesman for the Department of Labor said: It was because his 10-year-old boy was working, in violation of federal labor laws.