A man in his 80s was run over and killed by a truck Tuesday while working at a D.C. asphalt plant, officials said.
The victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, was “a long-time ... well-loved employee” of Fort Myer Construction, said Christopher Kerns, the company’s vice president and general counsel.
Kerns declined to disclose the man’s exact age, his job title or how long he worked for the 40-year-old company.
Kerns and D.C. police said the incident, which is still under investigation, occurred shortly before 10 a.m. at the company’s asphalt plant in the 1100 block of W Street NE.
Kerns said a “third-party truck” picking up asphalt ran over the man accidentally. The driver, apparently not knowing what had happened, then backed up the truck with man still under it, Kerns said.
Authorities classified it as “an industrial accident.”
Kern and a police spokesman, Officer Araz Alali, described the man as being “in his 80s.” He was pronounced dead at a hospital.