Man killed in construction accident in Virginia Beach

Posted at 1:11 PM, May 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-06 13:11:35-04

A 23-year-old man was killed in a construction accident last Saturday in Virginia Beach.

According to Virginia Beach Police, Brandon Peterson was working at a construction site in the 2500 block of Quality Court when the equipment he was operating failed to start.

Peterson dismounted the equipment and was working on it to get it started again.

An operator on another piece of equipment was backing up and did not see Peterson.

As a result, Peterson was crushed between the two pieces of equipement. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:53 a.m.

OSHA responded to the scene.