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Harvest accident claims life of noted local farmer

Mother Nature dealt local onion producers a wet and rainy hand during the past few weeks creating a delay in the local harvest. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO - State inspectors continue to investigate the cause of a farm accident last week that left a prominent Malheur County farmer dead.

Theodore Trevor Frahm, 42, died after being pulled into an onion harvester at King Avenue north of Nyssa Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Oregon OSHA is handling the investigation.

The Sheriff’s Department received a call at 10:35 p.m. that night. Frahm died at the scene. Officials said Frahm was working with another man on the onion fields of Frahm Fresh Produce when equipment was started by the operator who did not know Frahm was close by.  

Frahm was a manager at the family farm . . .