The investigation into the death of a Mabton, Wash. dairy worker who drowned in a manure pit shows the man had drugs in his system.
Randy Vasquez drowned March 4 in a manure storage lagoon at Riverview Ranch. The dairy was fined more than $2,000 as a result of his death.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that the Yakima County coroner found Vasquez had a non-fatal amount of methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, a fact the farm used to prove they were not at fault in his death.
Guajardo says the drugs do not excuse the fact that dairies are dangerous workplaces.
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