Federal workplace safety officials have launched an investigation of a company after a 57-year-old truck driver was killed after being pinned between his truck and a post in Bensenville Monday.
Martin Sum of the 11400 block of South Normandy in Southwest Suburban Worth was pronounced dead at 8:19 p.m. at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The accident happened at 651 Thorndale in Bensenville at Vitran Express.
The medical examiner's office on Tuesday ruled his death an accident and determined that he died of multiple injuries after he became pinned between the door of his truck and a fixed object.
Reports indicated that Sum was conducting a safety check of his truck prior to leaving when he was pinned between the open door of the cab and a post in a loading area.
Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, have opened an investigation to determine the cause of the accident and to see if any safety regulations were not followed, said Scott Allen, an OSHA spokesman.
Officials with the company would not comment citing the pending investigation, according to Robert Losekamp, director of safety for Vitran Express.Copyright © 2015, CT Now