BREAKING: Worker Dies After Excavator Tips Over

Arlington County fire truckA construction worker has died after a large excavator tipped over and fell on him at a construction site on George Mason Drive.

Rescue crews were called to a construction site on the 400 block of N. George Mason Drive around 3:30 p.m. for a report of a large piece of construction equipment that fell on a person. The victim, believed to the the equipment’s operator, was pronounced dead on the scene by medics at 3:40 p.m.

Firefighters are also reporting a large diesel fuel leak at the accident site. Investigators from the Arlington County Police Department and from Virginia’s occupational safety agency are en route to the scene.

This is the second serious construction accident in that area in the past month and a half. A worker fell four stories off a roof at the Ballston Row townhouse development on March 31 and suffered serious injuries. It could not be immediately confirmed whether this latest accident happened at the same construction site.

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