One injured in North Suffolk industrial accident

Published 1:26 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A man was flown by Nightingale helicopter to an area hospital with what is believed to be serious, but non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday morning following an accident at a construction site off of Shoulders Hill Road. 

According to Suffolk Fire & Rescue Capt. Steven Henkle, a man was operating a piece of equipment in the 1900 block of Laycock Lane and was pinned when a dump truck backed into the equipment he was operating. The call for the incident came in at 10:42 a.m.

The man had to be extricated by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel and was taken to the hospital after being treated at the scene. 


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Units responding included Engine 5, Ladder 5, Rescue 1, Medic 5, Battalion 2, EMS 2, Safety 1 and Suffolk Police. 

The site of the incident is in the area where two housing developments are currently under construction — The Vineyards at Bennett’s Creek Quarter and Iron Horse.