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One dead in Flat Top Ranch accident in Franklin Co.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash.--  Labor and Industries is investigating an accident on Flat Top Ranch in Franklin County that left one man dead.

Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies tell us 38-year-old Jose Jesus Garcia Arellano, of Kennewick, was killed while trying to pull a stuck semi-truck up a hill with a grader.  Deputies say 54-year-old Leonel Tapia was also injured while trying to help.  They say the men got stuck between the grader and truck while trying to chain them together and the grader rolled backwards.

Tapia was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.  An investigation is on-going.  
    

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