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Two Tractor Rollover Deaths in Two Months Lead to $290,000 Fine

Friday, December 8, 2023 | 0

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries fined a fruit grower and processor $290,000 after two orchard workers died in separate tractor rollover accidents in two consecutive months. L&I said Gilberto Padilla died May 7 after he drove over a tractor weight, causing the vehicle to roll. The department said the rollover protection structure was not up at the time and Padilla was not wearing a seat belt. The department said it directed Borton & Sons to ensure that tractor drivers wore seat belts and used rollover protection structures. On June 8, Oscar Rodriguez-Olivera w...

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