HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Investigators say a man was killed in a construction accident on Tuesday afternoon.
The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office says a 21-year-old man was killed in an accident involving excavator equipment in the 400 block of Foxboro Circle near Avon.
The victim, Braxton Lynch, was a Lebanon resident. He was working for Delta Foundation Specialists, a concrete contractor out of Hamilton County. News 8 has reached out to the Hendricks County Coroner’s Office for more information regarding the official cause and manner of death. The coroner’s office said they are waiting on the sheriff’s office to release the information.
The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office says the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating the incident. Both agencies are being very tight-lipped and will not shed much light on what led up to the deadly incident.
Neighbors and other construction workers that were working on a custom home next door say when firefighters arrived on the scene they thought the crew had hit a pipe. They saw firefighters looking through the dirt and rubble that had been dug up with the excavator just before the accident.
“It was a little surreal. You started to see them working in the morning and starting construction on a brand new house for a family and when you came home it was all stopped and obviously a horrific accident had happened,” said Jennifer Richardson, who lives across the street from the site.
No other information has been released.