Police rule Intel worker's death an accident
This story has been updated.
Police say a worker who died at Intel's Ronler Acres campus on Wednesday was performing "routine maintenance" at the company's Hillsboro facility.
Jay Elwell, 50, died on July 12 while performing maintenance on a vertical industrial storage carousel, according to police. Elwell worked for Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation, a subcontractor for Intel.
Lt. Henry Reimann, a spokesman for Hillsboro Police, said that Elwell's death was an accident. No charges have been filed.
"There was nothing criminal in nature whatsoever," Reimann said.
The case has been turned over to the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Intel spokeswoman Courtney Martin said that the company was unable to comment on Elwell's death because it was still under investigation.
"At this point, the only statement or information that we're releasing is that we are deeply saddened by the accident and are cooperating with local authorities to investigate the matter thoroughly," she said.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include additional statements from Intel and Hillsboro Police.