A Walla Walla man died Saturday in a farming accident near Milton-Freewater, according to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office.
Dominic Ferraro, 35, was driving a tractor-baler combination around 8 a.m. during alfalfa baling operations at Adolf Klein Farms when he lost control of the tractor. Ferraro tried to jump from the moving vehicle, but did not clear the machine and was killed. Umatilla County Undersheriff Jim Littlefield said Ferraro was pronounced dead by emergency services at the scene.
Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration took over the investigation.