There was a fatal workplace accident Tuesday (July 5, 2016) in Monee. The accident happened at an Advanced Mobility manufacturing facility.
According to authorities, the accident involved a worker who was crushed to death as he was working underneath a semi trailer. When a fellow worker pierced a hydraulic line, the trailer on which the worker was working suddenly dropped a foot or two.
The worker under the trailer sustained injuries to his chest and lower extremities, according to the Monee Fire Protection District Chief.
The worker was identified as Leo Micheletto, 58, of Frankfort.
An excerpt from the July 7, 2016 Daily Southtown article titled “Frankfort man crushed to death,” quoting Monee Fire Protection District Chief Carl Nieland:
Paramedics performed advanced life-support measures at the scene, Nieland said, and the man was transported to Franciscan St. James Health hospital in Olympia Fields where he died before a helicopter could transport him to a trauma center in Chicago.
An excerpt from the July 6, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “58-year-old man killed in Monee industrial accident“:
An autopsy found he died of multiple blunt-force injuries from an industrial accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.
This fatal workplace accident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois workplace accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Southtown and Chicago Sun-Times articles mentioned above.
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