July 14, 2011
A worker died in an accident that occurred Wednesday, July 13, while he was on the job at Tapscott Brothers Logging near Scottsville, Virginia–about 70 miles west of Richmond.
According to The Daily Progress, the 56-year-old victim was pinned between a forklift and another piece of machinery.
Lieutenant Aaron C. Hurd of the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office said the man was declared dead at the scene of the accident at Rolling Road South in Fluvanna County.
Rescue officials from both Fluvanna County and Scottsville arrived to help, as did several deputies.
Officials said that an autopsy will be conducted on Monday, July 18, because the man died in a work-related accident.
According to TimberLine Magazine, Tapscott Brothers Logging was founded in 1983.
Do you think all job site deaths need to be thoroughly investigated for the potential of faulty equipment or negligence?