An employee of the Swanson Plywood plant in Glendale died in a workplace accident Tuesday night.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident and declined comment Friday morning.

"At this point, OSHA is investigating, but I can confirm we did have a fatal accident at around 10 p.m. Tuesday night," Swanson Group President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Swanson said Friday morning.

Swanson said it was the first fatality in the company's 69-year history. The group operates a sawmill in Roseburg and has plywood facilities in Glendale and Springfield.

The company did not release the employee's name, and will not be able to provide details of the accident until OSHA completes its investigation. 

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