A man died at Petaluma soap manufacturer Monday afternoon while operating machinery, police said.
The man, an employee of Rogue Research, was working with a mixer and got caught in a mechanical part of the machine, Petaluma police Lt. Tim Lyons said.
He was dead when Petaluma police and firefighters arrived at the Copeland Street company around 2 p.m. Monday, Lyons said. Police withheld his name until his family could be notified, Lyons said.
Investigators served a search warrant at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to inspect the business, Lyons said. The company, which makes soap and supplement products, is cooperating with investigators, he said.
Cal-OSHA and Petaluma Police are investigating the circumstances of the man’s death.
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