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59-year-old dies in forklift accident at J&K Salvage in York County

The York County Coroner confirmed the man died Wednesday morning when a forklift collapsed on him. An autopsy is pending.

YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Update July 27 at 4:53 p.m.: The York County Coroner's Office has confirmed the death of a 59-year-old man. 

According to the coroner's report, the man had been working on a forklift at J&K Salvage in Spring Garden Township when the vehicle suddenly collapsed on him. 

The accident caused life-threatening injuries. The man became unresponsive, and though his coworkers were able to remove the forklift, he died at the scene from his injuries. 

OSHA has been notified of the incident and is investigating. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning. The results from the autopsy and the name of the man will be announced that day. 

Original: The York County Coroner is investigating a death at J&K Salvage on Wednesday morning.

According to emergency dispatch, crews were sent to the salvage yard in the 1000 block of Kings Mill Road in Spring Garden Township around 7:30 a.m. on July 27 for a man who was reportedly pinned underneath of a forklift.

The York County Coroner has confirmed that they are investigating a death at the location and will release further information, but it is unclear what exactly occurred at this point.

This is a developing story. FOX43 has a crew on the scene, and we will provide updates as they become available.

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