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Hop farm worker killed in Toppenish accident

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TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) - A hop farm worker was killed in an industrial accident in Toppenish.

The Yakima County sheriff's office says 22-year-old David Alonso Gonzalez-Rebolledo was pulling an empty 25-foot flatbed trailer with a small tractor Sunday when he hit a parked vehicle. The trailer broke loose, rolled into the back of the tractor and pinned down the driver.

KIMA reports ((backslash)http://bit.ly/1pDO5a5) it happened at the Shinn and Son farm. The farm says every worker completes a safety course and gives written consent of understanding afterward.

The state Department of Labor and Industries is investigating.

Information from: KIMA-TV, http://www.kimatv.com/

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