Worker Hit By Freight Train In Joliet

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

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.

  • Doug Odom

    Two words….Railroad Flagman. Yes or no? I’m gonna say no.

  • Friend of the Family

    One word….IDIOT!!!! This man’s life is hanging in the balance right now and all you can do is criticize…

  • Friend of all construction workers.

    D Construction does it again… It’s not the worker’s fault. The company needs to use good safe work procedures. I know a good law firm if he wants one. I hope he will be OK.

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