Crash Reconstruction Unit Investigating Fatal Equipment Accident at Lorton Landfill

West Springfield Police District – A 52-year-old Gaithersburg man died after an equipment-related accident at Lorton Landfill yesterday morning. Officers and rescue personnel were called to 10001 Furnace Road just after 9:30 for an unresponsive person. A preliminary investigation revealed Guido Maldonado was hit by a 2005 CAT Waste Handler traveling in reverse. He was pinned between the loader and a tractor trailer. Maldonado was pronounced dead at the scene with injuries to the upper body.

Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors. Our Crash Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate.

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