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Worker Dies at American Service Center in Ballston

by ARLnow.com November 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm 10,278 10 Comments

A long-time employee of American Service Center in Ballston (585 N. Glebe Road) died on Saturday in what’s being described by as a tragic workplace accident.

The 56-year-old employee, whose identity has not yet been publicly released, was attempting to move some cars around a service area using a stackable lift when the accident happened.

“It appears the lift came down on him,” said Arlington County Police Department spokesman Lt. Joe Kantor. “We still don’t know how it happened yet, that’s part of the investigation. It’s being classified as an industrial accident at this time.”

Police received multiple calls reporting the accident just before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to the initial dispatch. The employee, who suffered significant head trauma, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The man had worked for American Service Center for about 20 years, Lt. Kantor said.

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  • Arlingtonian

    That is very sad. My heart goes out to the man’s loved ones and colleagues.

  • Sully

    The Mercedes-Benz dealer community is saddened today with the tragic passing of Mr. Lewis. He was a hard working individual. Our hearts go out to his family, his coworkers and friends.

  • This is so sad. Prayers go out to his family, friends, and coworkers.

  • Tabby

    How awful.

  • RosRes

    This absolutely dreadful. Prayers to his family and friends.

  • CrystalMikey

    Wow. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and office family.

  • MrBMW

    How big is the “Mercedes Benz dealer community” around here anyway?

    • shirley

      does it matter?

    • Rebecca

      Not as big as Lexus.

    • MC 703

      Please stop

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