ONTARIO — Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe has released the name of the 42-year-old man who died in a farming accident on Tuesday night.
According to a news release form the sheriff, Theodore Frahm, of Ontario, died when a piece of equipment to harvest onions was turned on and somehow pulled him into the equipment.
Several agencies responded to the accident to assist in the extrication of the victim from the equipment, according to the news release. These include Ontario and Nyssa fire departments and Treasure Valley Paramedics
The accident reported at about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday.
No criminal charges are pending, according to Wolfe, as it has been ruled a farming accident.
“They were just trying to get to harvest before it rains on these onions again,” Wolfe said.
This is the second farm fatality in the past month, with one happening just a couple weeks ago when a man died while installing drip lines, the sheriff said.