Wrongful Death – Zion Landfill Accident Lawsuit

September 13, 2011

The family of a Waukegan man killed in a 2010 landfill accident in Zion filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the makers of the garbage truck that allegedly crushed him.

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.

via Wrongful death suit filed in Zion landfill accident – Lake County News-Sun.

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