Operations suspended at York County business following workplace death


YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — A York man has died after being pinned under a piece of equipment at work at Johnson Controls in East Manchester Township on Monday evening, according to the York County Coroner.

The coroner says 20-year-old Christopher Raul was pinned under a piece of heavy equipment in an accident around 7 p.m. on Monday. Co-workers of the victim reportedly helped him immediately. They moved the equipment off of Raul, and he was rushed to the hospital.

Raul died about an hour later despite emergency measures taken to save him.

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In a statement emailed to abc27, Jonson Controls’ director of public relations and media Chaz Bickers said:

“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.”

Northeastern York County Regional Police is actively investigating the incident.

Autopsy results revealed Raul died of blunt force injuries and that the incident was accidental.

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