Officials tasked with handling the investigation from the Oregon State Police have released a statement to the public that contains the identity of the individual killed in an industrial accident in Prineville, OR on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013, according to KATU. Police believe Joshua Ketchum was killed when he was crushed by a metal press for reasons currently under investigation as he worked at Fontana Wood Products Mill.
Scene of the Accident
According to the statement released by authorities, Joshua Ketchum sustained massive injuries in the accident and was subsequently pronounced dead on the scene by emergency response personnel when they arrived. The investigation into the fatal accident remains active and ongoing by personnel from both local, state, and federal agencies.