MARTINSVILLE, Va. – A Martinsville city employee died during a workplace accident on Tuesday morning, according to the city.
Tony Davis, a public works employee with 27 years of service, was operating a tractor mower on Corn Tassel Trail at about 10:30 a.m., just south of the intersection with Sam Lions Trail, when a tree fell onto the cab of the tractor, seriously injuring him, according to a news release from the city.
The tractor continued a short distance south on Corn Tassel Trail, eventually breaking a utility pole and coming to a stop on the opposite side of the street.
Martinsville Fire & Emergency Medical Services MS responded to the accident and transported Davis to an emergency room where he died a short while later from injuries.
The accident is under investigation.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Davis family at this most difficult time,” noted City Manager
Leon Towarnicki, “as well as with friends and co-workers. Tony was well-liked around the City
Shop and we are all greatly saddened by this tragic loss.”