Man dies in Norfolk industrial accident

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jun 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-03 14:35:50-04

Norfolk, Va. – Norfolk police are currently investigating an industrial accident that killed one person.

It happened on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the 1100 block of Kingwood Avenue (MDV/Nash Finch).

A witness tells police that a vehicle operator backed his trailer into a loading dock, and after confirming a clear path, saw the victim in view near the rear of trailer, then applied his brakes.

The man was transported to Sentara Leigh Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Medical Examiner will post remains, police say.

The victim has been identified as John E. Hitchcock of the 1400 block of Church Street in Norfolk, Virginia.

NewsChannel 3 is working to find more information.

Police are still investigating. Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.