CORVALLIS, Ore.—The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal accident at Corvallis-based Oregon Rubber Mills.
The accident occurred Aug. 23, according to a list of workplace fatality initial reports on the Oregon OSHA website.
An Oregon OSHA spokesman declined further comment, saying the agency does not comment on investigations until they are complete.
Carl Sanders, general manager at Oregon Rubber Mills, confirmed the accident took place. He declined to discuss details, except to say that the worker was in his mid-20s.
According to its website, Oregon Rubber Mills has been a manufacturer of high-quality rubber compounds since 1967.
The company has three dedicated production lines for black rubber, a dedicated production line for non-black rubber, and capabilities to provide specialty small batches from three to 150 pounds, according to the website. It offers compounds based on a wide range of polymers; the website listed 15, including SBR, NBR, polybutadiene and neoprene.