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TimkenSteel worker dies from injuries sustained during July 26 explosion

Joseph Ferrall passed away on Friday evening, less than a month after he was injured in an explosion while working in Canton.

CANTON, Ohio — A TimkenSteel employee has passed away from injuries that he sustained during a July explosion at the company's Faircrest Plant in Canton. 

On a GoFundMe page, Amber Ferrall announced the death of 34-year-old Joseph Ferrall. 

"It is with a heavy heart to inform everyone that Joe passed away today peacefully with family and loved ones at his side. At this time, no further arrangements have been made. Thank you to everyone who prayed for him."

Officials from TimkenSteel shared the following statement with 3News regarding Ferrall's death: "The company received the sad news that our employee, Joseph Ferrall, passed away yesterday. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and coworkers. We are supporting our employees with counseling resources."

Credit: GoFundMe

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In the days leading up to Joseph Ferrall's death, his family pleaded on GoFundMe and social media, asking for help to find a life-saving treatment.

"Joey is in desperate need of an ECMO machine in order to give his respiratory system a break," said Amber Ferrall on GoFundMe on Aug. 17. "Right now, his lungs and heart are in such bad shape he is not able to heal. Please help us find a doctor at any location with access to an ECMO machine and a team that can transport Joey to get him the care he needs to survive. Feel free to post on any social media platform in hopes that we can find the help Joey deserves. Thank you."

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TimkenSteel also told 3News that they are continuing to investigate the cause of the explosion.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on July 27, 2022

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