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Contractor killed after 'material handling accident' at Three Mile Island

According to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, contractor Michael Miller, 55, of Alabama, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Editor's note: The above video is from July 2020.

Update, 3:25 p.m. (Sept. 14): An autopsy determined Michael Miller died of traumatic axphyxia, according to Dauphin County spokesperson Brett Hambright.

Miller's manner of death was ruled accidental.

Update, 2:45 p.m.: The victim has been identified as Michael Miller, 55, of Alabama, Dauphin County spokesperson Brett Hambright said. 

Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been notified.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday, Hambright said.


A Three Mile Island contractor was killed on Friday after being involved in a "material handling accident," according to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC).

According to the commission, around 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 10, an employee of a contractor performing work at Three Mile Island was involved in a "material handling accident."

Londonderry Township EMS and fire responded to render aid, but the worker was declared dead on the scene.

The USNRC noted that the death was work related and the victim was outside of the "Radiological Controlled Area."

OSHA is investigating the incident.

FOX43 has reached out to Dauphin County officials for more information. We will provide updates as they become available.

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