Unoccupied dozer hits, kills worker

Nov. 8, 2023
The dozer also hit a church and residential structure.

An unoccupied crawler dozer hit and killed a worker in Waynesboro, Virginia, according to the Waynesboro Police Department.

The dozer was in motion, according to the police, when it struck the 59-year-old man. His identity was not released.

After striking the worker, the dozer continued moving, hitting the Oak Hill United Methodist Church and a residential structure before coming to a stop.

Source: Waynesboro (Va.) Police Department

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