Truck Driver Fatality Stems from Workplace Accident in Bensenville, Illinois

A Southwest Suburban Worth man was pronounced dead on Monday night at? Alexian Brothers Medical Center following a trucking accident in Bensenville, Illinois.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the man was performing a safety check of his rig at Vitran Express (651 Thorndale in Bensenville) when he became pinned between the door of his truck and a loading area post.  Vitran Express is a Canadian based corporation that provides expedited freight services to both the United States and Canada.

The medical examiners office has ruled the mans death an accident but it is unclear at this time what caused the man to become pinned between the cab door and the fixed object. The Tribune has revealed that, as of now, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials have begun investigating this accident and Vitran Express in order to determine the cause and whether a breach of certain safety protocols played a part in the fatality.

Trucking Companies like Vitran Express are required to maintain workers compensation insurance coverage in Illinois to protect employees from undue hardship when accidents happen.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a trucking accident in Illinois and need assistance navigating the workers compensation system in this state, contact Illinois Largest Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. Insurance companies know that GWC has the reputation, resources and respect needed to get only the best results for our clients.