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Driver Fatality Leads to Investigation of Safety Practices


Truck Driver Fatality Leads to Investigation of Safety PracticesMartin Sum, a 57-year-old truck driver from Worth, Il., was killed on Monday, Jan. 7, 2012, while conducting a routine safety inspection of his vehicle. During the safety check, Sum became pinned between the cab door of his truck and a post in the loading area.

The fatality occurred in Bensenville, Il., at Vitran Express, a Canadian-based company which provides expedited freight services to both the United States and Canada.

On Tuesday, the medical examiners office ruled the death an accident.

Although, federal official from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have begun an investigation of the accident in order to determine whether safety regulations were neglected, causing the fatality.

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


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