▶️ ‘We lost a cherished family member’: Bright Wood responds to workplace death


A worker was killed in a workplace incident at the Bright Wood millwork plant in Madras Wednesday.

Madras Police Chief Tim Plummer confirmed to Central Oregon Daily News that someone died while on the job at the plant. Plummer could not go into much detail about what happened.

Bright Wood released a statement saying it is focusing on saying it is focusing in supporting the worker’s family and investigating the accident. It said it was not releasing details on the accident Thursday, but says it is working with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to determine the cause.

“Bright Wood’s plants are tight-knit communities, and yesterday, we lost a cherished family member, coworker, and friend,” the company said. “A grief counselor will be at the Madras site today to help employees deal with the tragedy. Employees are also encouraged to contact our Employee Assistance Program’s Health Advocate for free, professional, and confidential help anytime.”




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