Man killed after co-worker accidently backs into him with a dump truck, police say

October 24, 2013

A man working at a scrap metal yard in Prince George’s County died Thursday after a co-worker driving a dump truck backed into him, police said.

Officers were called to the recycling facility about 10 a.m., said Officer Harry Bond, a Prince George’s police spokesman.

Bond said the man who was driving the truck didn’t see his co-worker as he was backing up. The man who was hit was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

The incident appears to be an accident, police said.

Police have not released the victim’s name pending notification of his family, Bond said.

Current Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.
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