Salem man dies in tractor accident at winery

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 4 at 5:39 AM

SALEM -- Authorities say a worker has died in a tractor accident at an Oregon winery.

Sgt. Michael Holsapple of the Polk County sheriff's office says Ramiro Ruiz-Solis fell off a tractor pulling a sprayer Tuesday at Left Coast Cellars in Rickreall.

He'd gotten off the tractor to retrieve his hat, which had flown off.

Holsapple says Ruiz-Solis apparently forgot to fasten his safety belt when he got back on. He fell off and hit his head on the pavement.

Holsapple told the Statesman Journal that Ruiz-Solis was the father of two children.

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