POINT TOWNSHIP, PA — An autopsy was ordered by Northumberland County's coroner into this morning's death of a 20-year-old employee at Strong Industries Pools and Spas.
Northumberland County Coroner James F. Kelley said the autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
"The 'nature of his death' is that it is 'work-force related'; therefore, I believe an autopsy is warranted," Kelley said.
Kelley has not yet released the victim's identity as his parents, who are from Alabama, wish to inform additional relatives.
Wade Spicer, owner of Strong Industries, confirmed the death this morning. He said the male employee was killed before 8 a.m. when a 1,200-pound mold was accidentally lowered onto the worker.
The Coroner's Office is investigating in conjunction with Point Township Police. Kelley pronounced the victim dead at the scene at 8:50 a.m.
More details will be posted when they become available.