NewsLocal News

Actions

Man killed in pressroom accident in Pennsylvania was from Cape Coral

WFTX-Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 10:46 AM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 10:46:48-04

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a Florida man who died after he became trapped underneath a piece of machinery that was being removed from the pressroom of a Pennsylvania newspaper.
    
The Lehigh County coroner says 32-year-old Ruben Ocasio-Fernandez, of Cape Coral, became trapped at The Morning Call in Allentown on Tuesday afternoon. Crews have been dismantling the printing press after the paper's printing operations moved to Jersey City, New Jersey.
    
The Morning Call has reported that newsroom workers heard a loud boom shortly before Ocasio-Fernandez was found. He was working for Britton Services Inc., a Belvidere, Ill.-based machinery installation contractor.
    
Authorities say the man died of multiple blunt-force trauma and the death has been ruled an accident.
    
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)