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York County man dies in industrial accident at Johnson Controls in East Manchester Township

Christopher Raul, 20, became trapped under a piece of heavy equipment while working Monday night, and later succumbed to his injuries at York Hospital.
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YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Update, 9:24 a.m. (Oct. 28): An autopsy performed Wednesday morning determined Christopher Raul died of blunt force injuries, according to York County Coroner Pamela Gay.

His death was ruled accidental.

Update (5:48 p.m.): Publish Relations Manager for Johnson Controls, Ryan Nolan, released the following statement. "We are deeply saddened that our employee Christopher Raul passed away Monday night as the result of an accident at our facility in East Manchester. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with Christopher’s family, his friends and colleagues. Investigations into the accident are underway and we are fully cooperating with the authorities involved. No other employees were injured. Operations at the facility are suspended until further notice."

Previously

A 20-year-old York County man died Monday night of injuries sustained in a workplace accident, the York County Coroner's Office said Tuesday.

Christopher Raul, of Shrewsbury Township, was working at Johnson Controls in East Manchester Township at about 6:50 p.m. Monday when he became trapped under a piece of heavy equipment, according to York County Coroner Pamela Gay.

Raul's coworkers responded immediately and moved the equipment off of him, and he was immediately transported to York Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries around 8:20 p.m., according to Gay.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Gay said. Further information will be released after the autopsy.

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