Man Crushed and Killed in Illinois Landfill Accident
A man from Illinois was killed in a landfill accident.
Details about the Fatal Landfill Accident
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating the accident, but the Winnebago County coroner says that it is likely that Trevino Sr. was killed due to blunt force trauma to both the abdomen and the chest.
Fire Chief Alan Carlson, from New Milford, stated that Trevino was unloading another garbage truck when the load from the second garbage trucks shifted, fell, and buried the man.
Important Information about On-the-Job Accidents
- In 2014, there were a total of 4,679 workers who were killed on-the-job.
- 789 Hispanic or Latino workers were killed in on-the-job accidents in 2014.
- On average, there were about 13 on-the-job fatalities every day in the United States.