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Worker Hit By Freight Train In Joliet

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports
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JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — A construction worker is seriously hurt after a close encounter with a freight train early Thursday morning.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, the worker was in a high-lift cherry-picker 80 feet off the ground and working on the underside of an Interstate 80 overpass on Joliet.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

Sunddenly Joliet officials say, a freight train came by and threw the man to the ground. He in turn hit a second man on the ground.

The second man only suffered minor injuries, but the first man was seriously hurt.

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