Construction worker killed in accident

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A 23-year-old man was crushed between two pieces of equipment at a construction site Sunday morning.

MPO James Cason with the Virginia Beach Police Department said the incident occurred around 10:45 a.m. in the 2500 block of Quality Court.

The victim, identified as Brandon Peterson of Newport News, was working at the construction site when the piece of equipment he was using wouldn’t start. He got off the piece of equipment and was working on it to try to get it started.

Another worker nearby was backing up his piece of equipment and didn’t see Peterson. Peterson was crushed between the two, Cason said.

He was pronounced dead minutes later.

A team with Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to investigate.

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