Employee killed at Petaluma soap company

Petaluma police and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health are investigating the death of an employee of the Rogue Research Inc. soap company on Monday.

Cal/OSHA spokeswoman Jeanne-Mairie Duval said the male employee was caught in a mixing machine at the facility at 133 Copeland St. Cal/OSHA was informed of the incident around 2:30 p.m.

Cal/OSHA has six months to issue any citation in the incident, Duval said.

The employee’s identity has not been released.