HOUSTON -

A construction worker has been killed in an accident involving an excavator at a work site.

The incident happened on Hillcroft and Beverly Hill in southwest Houston. We're told a father-son team was operating the piece of heavy machinery while demolishing a former restaurant and clearing the site. The workers were wrapping up their work and loading the excavator onto a red trailer when something went wrong.

The younger man somehow ended up underneath the excavator and was trapped.

Distraught family members are headed to the scene after learning the sad news.

We're still working to get more details from detectives who have just arrived on scene and we'll bring them to you.