An employee at C-P Flexible Packaging Inc.'s factory in York, Pa., was killed Nov. 30 in a workplace accident involving a forklift and a tractor trailer, according to local officials.
A statement from the York County Coroner's office said Joseph Via III, 30, died of blunt force injuries after he was found unresponsive and trapped between the equipment at about 11 a.m.
"It is not known exactly how or when the incident occurred," according to the statement from York Coroner Pamela Gay. "Via was found entrapped between the forklift and the parked tractor trailer."
There were no witnesses to the incident and Via, of Dover Township, was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 11:53 a.m., Gay said.
Gay said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified. Her office ruled it an accidental death.
C-P, which is based in York, has nine film and sheet plants in North America with an estimated $400 million in film and sheet-related sales in 2022, according to the most recent Plastics News ranking.
The company is the 23rd largest film and sheet maker in North America, according to the ranking.
According to the company's website, it makes multilayer plastic packaging films for a variety of markets, including food and beverage, medical, electronics and aerospace. In 2022, it acquired Lakeville, Minn.-based Bass Flexible Packaging Inc.