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Contractor dies after trapped under printing press in Florida

  • A 32-year-old contractor was killed dismantling a printing press in Florida
  • The printing press is where Pennsylvania’s The Morning Call prints
  • The editor of the paper gave his heartfelt condolences to the man’s family

A man was killed Tuesday afternoon while dismantling a printing press for The Morning Call newspaper out of Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office has not released the man’s name, only saying that he was 32-years-old and from Cape Coral, Florida.

The contractor became trapped underneath the piece of machinery that was being removed from the pressroom, suffering fatal injuries. 

The Morning Call reports that newsroom workers heard a loud boom shortly after 5pm. The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

A contractor became trapped under a printing press he was dismantling at The Morning Call, he suffered fatal injuries 

‘We are deeply saddened to report that an accident took the life of one of the contractors working in our production facility at the Morning Call,’ said Robert York, publisher and editor. ‘

‘Our heartfelt sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased.

‘We are fully cooperating with the authorities who are currently investigating to determine the cause of this accident.’

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified of the contractor’s death. 

The Morning Call stopped printing its newspapers on the two Allentown presses in January.