Monday, March 8, 2021 12:49 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
LYONS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a worker died after falling into a lead refining furnace at an eastern Pennsylvania plant over the weekend. The Berks County coroner’s office said Monday that 30-year-old John Evanoff fell into a refining kettle portion of the furnace shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in East Penn Manufacturing Co. battery plant in Richmond Township. A forensic pathologist said the death was accidental. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating and the company said it is “deeply saddened" and cooperating with the investigation.