Man, 21, dies after being crushed by equipment at Sun Valley industrial site

Man is killed when a front loader backs up and runs over him in Sun Valley

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, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. 

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.

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