The victim of Monday’s construction accident in Waldorf, Maryland, has been identified as a 60-year-old La Plata man.
Ricky Sylvester Thomas died after first responders found him pinned beneath a piece of construction equipment around 1:50 p.m. in the 3100 block of Elsa Avenue, according to a statement from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.
Residents said the victim had been standing in the skid-steer loader when he fell and was hit. Firefighters extricated Thomas, authorities said, but he died before he could be taken to the hospital.
Crews were working to replace the asphalt in the neighborhood. Below is the area where it happened.
WTOP’s Darci Marchese contributed to this report from Charles County, Maryland.