Cause of Pa. firefighter’s death determined by coroner
The York County Coroner’s Office tweeted that Zachary Anthony’s death was caused by blunt force trauma with traumatic asphyxia
By FireRescue1 Staff
YORK, Pa. — Officials released the cause of death for one of two firefighters who were killed when a building collapsed.
According to a tweet from the York County Coroner, firefighter Zachary Anthony died on March 22 of blunt force trauma with traumatic asphyxia, and the death was determined accidental.
@YCoCoroner News Update: Final cause of death for Zachary Anthony, one of two York City firefighters who died on 3/22/18 after a structure collapse, has been determined. Final Cause of Death is Blunt Force Trauma with Traumatic Asphyxia; manner of death accidental.— York County Coroner (@YCoCoroner) April 23, 2018
Anthony and firefighter Ivan Flanscha were looking for hot spots after a major blaze at the Weaver Piano & Organ building when they both became trapped.
"All of Pennsylvania mourns their loss," Governor Tom Wolf said at a memorial service for the firefighters. "To those who serve in these dangerous and needed roles, this is much more than a job. This is a calling. It is truly a calling.”
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