Coroner: Woman killed at York's Johnson Controls

Liz Evans Scolforo
  • Jennifer Wright had been a temporary worker for Johnson Controls since April, according to OSHA.
  • She was crushed when a 3,200-pound AC unit fell on her Wednesday night, officials said.

A worker died at Johnson Controls' East York plant in Spring Garden Township on Wednesday night when a massive air-conditioning unit fell on top of her, according to a news release from the York County Coroner's Office.

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It happened about 9:25 p.m. at the 1499 E. Philadelphia St. facility as Jennifer Wright was helping to load a 3,200-pound commercial air-conditioning unit onto a trailer, the release states.

She was pinned, but several of her co-workers were able to free her and then performed CPR until emergency crews arrived, according to Spring Garden Township Police.

An ambulance crew rushed Wright, 37, of West King Street in West York, to York Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:07 p.m., according to the coroner's office.

An autopsy is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital.

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The incident is under investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and by Spring Garden Township Police, the release states.

Late Thursday morning, OSHA issued a news release stating Wright had been a temporary worker at Johnson Controls since April.

Preliminary information indicates she was crushed by a load that tipped off a pallet while being lifted and moved, according to OSHA. Its news release states it has six months to complete the investigation into Wright's death.

A spokeswoman for Johnson Controls did not return a message seeking comment.

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