Worker Killed by Dump Truck at Great Falls Construction Site

A worker was killed in a construction accident Thursday morning at a Great Falls site, police say.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the incident took place at about 10:30 a.m. at the construction site in the 10500 block of Georgetown Pike. Investigation shows that 50-year-old Pedro Banegas of Sterling was working on mechanical issues at the front of a dump truck when another worker got into the truck. Apparently unaware of what Banegas was doing, the other man began moving the truck forward.

Banegas was struck by the truck and pronounced dead at the scene. Police say no charges are expected to be filed. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the Crime Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.

In an unrelated incident near the same site Wednesday, a dump truck overturned on Georgetown Pike.

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