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Illinois Truck Accident Kills Construction Worker

A Chicago construction worker was killed earlier this month when he was struck by a semi-trailer truck in Forest View, IL. The fatal Chicago workplace injury occurred at the Harlem off ramp of the Stevenson expressway on September 17, 2010, around 3:00 p.m. The worker was reportedly repairing a barrier fence when he was fatally struck by the semi truck. He was working for the Illinois Department of Transportation at the time of the truck accident.

The fatally wounded worker was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL, at 5:29 p.m. according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. A subsequent autopsy determined that the death was caused by the collision with the truck and that the death was accidental. The driver of the truck was issued two citations for failing to stop in a construction area, making an improper turn, and disobeying a traffic control device. The truck accident investigation is now being handled by the Forest View authorities with help from state accident reconstruction personnel. The workplace accident serves as a sobering reminder of how dangerous construction zone accidents can be.