ISLE OF WIGHT CO., Va. (WVEC) -- Police tell us an accident at a construction site on a new housing development in Isle of Wight County left one person dead.
Lt. Tommy Potter with the Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office says this happened at a new development called Benn's Grant Homes, near Route 10 and Route 32.
"We found out that there was a contractor who was operating a piece of heavy machinery," said Potter. "There was some type of accident with that piece of machinery."
Lt. Potter would not detail the type of machinery, the company the contractor was working for or even what led up to the accident. However, Potter said the worker had been a long time employee.
"Foul play is not expected," said Potter. "This was an accident here, a very tragic accident at this point."
The Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office said they are waiting to release the worker's name, pending notification of next of kin. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating the incident.
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