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Tree-service employee dies in Bedford County accident

(WDBJ)
Published: May. 13, 2016 at 4:17 PM EDT
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An employee of a tree-service company died Friday in an accident in Bedford County.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday on private property in the 1800 block of Turkeyfoot Road, which is in the Forest area.

According to deputies, an employee of the tree-service company was hit by a company truck and killed.

The death does not appear to be suspicious.

The Office of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting its own investigation.

Here is the news release from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office:
On 5/13/2016 at 11:32 a.m., Bedford County 911 Center received a call in reference to a work accident that had occurred on private property in the 1800 block of Turkeyfoot Rd. in Forest, VA. Upon arrival deputies determined, that a crewmember of a tree-service company who was conducting work at the location had been struck by a company truck and killed. There does not appear to be anything suspicious about this incident and pending further investigation by the medical examiner’s office and notification of next-of-kin, there is no additional information available for release at this time. The Office of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was contacted and responded to the scene to conduct their own investigation.