Authorities release name of man killed in pressroom accident
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.