A 21-year-old man died Wednesday after being crushed by heavy equipment at a concrete and asphalt recycling company in Sun Valley, authorities said.
Firefighters responded to the industrial site in the 9000 block of Bradley Avenue about 1:45 p.m. and found the man dead at the scene,
Officials described the death as an accident.
Los Angeles police Det. Bill Bustos told KTLA-TV Channel 5 that a front loader was moving to another section of the work area when it backed up and ran over the man, killing him.
"It's a horrific scene here," Bustos said.
The man's name was not released pending notification of his family.
The Los Angeles Police Department, Cal/OSHA and the Los Angeles County coroner's office were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.