Farm where worker died earlier cited for safety violations

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A farm and a labor contractor under investigation by Oregon’s workplace safety agency after the death of a farmworker Saturday were both previously cited for workplace violations. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health division cited Ernst Nursery and Farms in 2014 for failing to provide water to its workers. A person at Ernst Nursery and Farms Thursday said the company wouldn’t comment. Andres Pablo Lucas, owner of Brother Farm Labor Contractor, was fined $7,737 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division last year for failing to register as a labor contractor and failing to provide workplace injuries information to workers. Pablo Lucas declined to comment on that violation.