MANSFIELD, Ohio — An employee at a Monro Muffler Brake & Service outlet in Mansfield was killed in a workplace accident, according to the Richland County Coroner's Office.
Charles Thompson, 31, died around noon Sept. 18 at the store, according to coroner's investigator Tom Stortz. The coroner's office was withholding any information about the fatal accident pending the results of the autopsy, Mr. Stortz said.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our teammate as the result of an accident," Monro Inc. said in an official statement. Monro is cooperating fully with the investigation, the company said.
Monro also said it was conducting its own internal investigation. "We are committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, and extend our thoughts and prayers to our employee's family and friends," it said.