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Electrician Dead after His Cherry Picker Was Struck by Box Truck in Elmhurst

Intersection of Grand Avenue and Goldsmith Street (Google Maps)

Sept. 12, 2019 By Allie Griffin

An electrician has died after a box truck struck the cherry picker he was inside, causing him to fall to the street below in Elmhurst early this morning.

The 59-year-old, who reportedly worked for Welsbach Electric, was inside the cherry picker’s bucket fixing a traffic light at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Goldsmith Street early Thursday morning.

At approximately 2:46 a.m., a box truck struck the cherry picker, causing the electrician to fall to the ground below. EMS rushed the man to Elmhurst Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Police have not released the identity of the 59-year-old, as it is pending family notification.

The driver of the box truck remained on the scene and no charges were filed, though the investigation remains ongoing, police said.

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Especially when the mayor has a “hands-off” policy regarding 50-100 unregistered, uninsured and street illegal ATV’s rampagine on sidewalks, thru red lights, and this past weekend, thru a park where toddlers were playing. The rest of us get camera tickets for driving 36 though.


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