A man was fatally injured Dec. 29 morning following an accident at an industrial workplace located in the 9900 block of Richmond Highway in Lorton. Officers responded at 9:35 a.m. for a report of an employee who was hit by a front loader truck. When officers and rescue personnel arrived on scene, they found Chris Baransky 54, of Woodbridge and paramedics pronounced him deceased.
Preliminarily, detectives determined Baransky was performing his duties in the yard on foot. Another employee operating a front loader failed to see Baransky and collided with him. Upon the driver noticing the deceased, the driver immediately notified fellow employees, who summoned police.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. At this time, there is no indication of criminal activity, but detectives are continuing their investigation in partnership with officials from the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration.