The Daily Chronicle reported earlier this week on emerging new details concerning a tragic trucking accident. A 53-year old Chicago area man was killed in the parking lot of the Aldi headquarters building in Batavia.
The victim worked for the trucking company that delivers Aldi products to each individual store. On Friday the man was walking in the parking lot when another driver was backing up a semi-truck in preparation of moving it to a new location. While the semi was moving backward, the driver did not see the victim walking behind the truck. As a result, the truck backed over the walking man.
Police are still investigating to determine exactly what went wrong at the Chicago-based headquarters. Clearly certain safety protocols went awry at the facility leading to the death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is working to figure out the safety breach to determine if changes need to be made.
Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti send thoughts and prayers to the victim’s friends and family following this tragic accident. Trucking accidents are typically assumed to mean high speed crashes involving two or more vehicles on highways and other roads. However, as this and many other incidents confirm, the deadly power of these machines is capable of showing itself in all locations and at all times-including in parking lots with pedestrians. In most circumstances there is something that should have been done which would have prevented the accident. In those cases, it is imperative to contact a truck accident attorney to help handle the legal issues surrounding the event.
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