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CHESAPEAKE -- A man using lawn equipment died on the job at a Chesapeake golf course.

Golfers at Cahoon Plantation came across the victim and immediately called for help, Officer J.K. Mathews told WVEC.com.

Officer Mathews said the victim is Michael Costa, 42, of Camden, N.C.. Costa was reportedly the superintendent of Cahoon Plantation.

The course remained open Monday except for the 8th hole; however, it was reopened in the afternoon.

Police were called to the course around 10:00 a.m.

Officer Mathews couldn't immediately say whether the victim was an employee of the course or a contractor or whether he was working alone or part of a larger crew.

A police investigation into the incident continues.

An employee of the Cahoon Plantation told 13News they're all stunned by what happened and are trying to piece it all together.

The employee said Costa was using heavy machinery but he had worked for Cahoon for six or seven years and had done this same job hundreds of times. The worker said Costa was married and had two children.

Virginia OSHAis also investigating.

'We've sent someone since it's a workplace situation,'Director of Cooperative Programs spokeswoman JenniferWester told WVEC.com.

She said a review of what happened and whether any citations or fines would be placed is required to be completed in six months.

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