Potlatch employee dies in fall Saturday
A Potlatch Lumber Mill employee from Grand Rapids fell to his death Saturday at the plant in northern Hubbard County.
According to the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Department, 23-year-old Mitchell Harthan was performing maintenance at the plant 40 to 50 feet in the air when a catwalk he was standing on collapsed and he fell to the ground.
He was unresponsive when co-workers crews arrived on the scene and was pronounced dead by medical staff on the scene.
The fall occurred just before 1:30 p.m. OSHA and the Sheriff’s Department are investigating the incident.