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Man dies on the job at Petaluma soap company

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. Monday 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.

You can reach Staff Writer Susan Minichiello at 707-521-5216 or susan.minichiello@pressdemocrat.com.

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