A Hewlett-Packard employee lost his life today while working on the job. The man was working a front-end loader near building seven when a large metal box reportedly fell in the in the driver compartment of the machine killing the driver.

Police said a man was killed Wednesday afternoon in an industrial accident on the Hewlett-Packard campus off Chinden Boulevard. Ada County dispatch said fire and medical crews responded at around 2:51 p.m. to a report of a metal box that fell on someone near Building 7.

The identity of the man had not been released at the time of this blog post. Our thought and prayers are with the family of the man tonight. And let this story be a reminder that life is preciously short and can be taken at any moment.