News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014, 12:53 p.m.
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a traffic accident on Hwy. 211 near SE 362nd Dr., outside the City of Sandy. Deputies on-scene quickly learned it was not a traffic accident, but a farm-machinery accident near that intersection.
A berry harvester was backing up to line up on a row of berries and either a hose or a fitting broke, causing the harvester to lose its hydraulic fluid, which in turned caused its brakes to fail.
The harvester rolled backwards and then rolled over onto its top -- injuring six workers who were on the machine.
Two workers on the machine suffered broken legs and four others had minor injuries. All the victims were transported to the hospital.
This was determined to be an industrial accident, and the Sheriff's Office is not investigating further at this time. The Sheriff's Office notified OSHA of the incident.
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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