Man dies in Chesapeake industrial accident after falling through skylight

Posted at 11:36 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 16:45:55-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A 25-year-old man died in an industrial accident Monday in Chesapeake after falling while working at United Rentals. 

The accident reportedly happened in the 4000 block of Bainbridge Blvd around 8 a.m., according to the Chesapeake Fire Department.

Firefighters reported the man fell through a skylight and onto items below. The man, a temp service employee, was employed by Allied Services, who was hired to complete roof work.

A Nightingale air ambulance was called but the man died from his injuries before being taken to the hospital, fire officials said.

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Shawn Spears of Virginia Beach.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is currently investigating the accident.

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