Breaking News Bar
updated: 1/8/2013 11:33 PM

Driver killed at Bensenville facility

Success - Article sent! close

A semitrailer truck driver was killed at a Bensenville freight and distribution center Monday, and the federal agency in charge of workplace safety has opened an investigation into the death.

Martin Sum, 57, of Worth, was pinned between his truck and another object at Vitran Express, 651 Thorndale Ave., in Bensenville.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Sum was taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, where he was pronounced dead at 8:19 p.m. Monday.

The Cook County medical examiner's office ruled the death an accident.

The Occupational Safety and Heath Administration, charged with maintaining workplace safety, is investigating.

"It's too early in the investigation for us to know exactly what happened," said Scott Allen, an OSHA spokesman.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.