- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - A worker at Coastal Precast Systems has died after being run over by a large crane.

Kelly O’Sullivan with the Chesapeake Police Department tells media outlets that the employee, a 49-year-old man, died Tuesday morning at the company’s plant in Chesapeake.

O’Sullivan says a preliminary investigation shows the incident appears to be accidental.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (https://bit.ly/23JmbOj) Coastal Precast Systems spokesman David Neal says the company was still unsure about what happened.

Neal says he believes this was the company’s first fatality since its start in 1946.

Coastal Precast Systems’ website says it provides precast concrete for highway, rail and marine construction.

O’Sullivan says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be conducting its own investigation.

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