3,200-pound air conditioner falls off trailer, kills worker

YORK, Pa. (AP) " Authorities say a 3,200-pound commercial air conditioner has fallen off a truck, crushing a worker at a Pennsylvania plant.

Jennifer Wright was helping load the unit onto a trailer at a Johnson Controls plant in Spring Garden Township when it fell off a pallet and landed on her Wednesday night.

The 37-year-old West York woman was freed from underneath the equipment and taken to a hospital, where she died.

York County Coroner Pam Gay classified Wright's death as work-related. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Wright was a temporary employee of the Wisconsin-based company.

The vice president of global communications for Johnson Controls says the company is deeply saddened by Wright's death.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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