Police are investigating the death of a worker Friday afternoon in an industrial accident at a Coram workplace.

Steven Siliato was operating a payloader at 3:19 p.m. at Premium Mulch & Materials Inc., 482 Mill Rd., at 3:19 p.m. when a co-worker told him he had hit another employee, Suffolk County police said in a news release.

"Siliato stopped the vehicle and called 911," the release said.

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Daniel Sturgis, 25, of Rocky Point, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Homicide detectives are investigating, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were notified, police said.