Wrongful Death – Zion Landfill Accident Lawsuit
September 13, 2011
Waste Management employee Lemuel Gonzalez was crushed Nov. 9, 2010, while attempting to empty a garbage dumpster into the back of a garbage truck, according to the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.
Gonzalez, 42, was killed at the Veolia Environmental Services Landfill in Zion. He was a truck driver for 21 years and was killed when a cable snapped and he was trapped between two dumpsters. A fellow worker freed him and called rescue workers.
The suit claims, among other things, the designers installed an accessory without a proper mechanism.