Berry harvester flips, injuring six

The workers were on the machine when the brakes failed, it rolled backward and flipped.

Published on August 19, 2014 8:18AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two workers suffered broken legs and four others had minor injuries when a berry harvester rolled onto its top at a farm near Sandy, Oregon.

Sgt. Nathan Thompson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded Monday morning to the mishap that was called in to dispatchers as a traffic accident.

He says the workers were on the machine when the brakes failed. The harvester rolled backward and flipped.

The injured were all taken to the hospital.

Thompson says the industrial accident has been reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the sheriff’s office is no longer investigating.


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