CALIFORNIA – A city worker at Berkeley’s Zero Waste division was killed last week after an accident sustained at work.
Reports are vague, but according to witnesses and city spokesperson Matthai Chakko, Johnny Tolliver, 52, was injured after a mishap with his garbage truck. Tolliver succumbed to his injuries. Friends and family say that the man will be remembered for his generosity and reliability.
City personnel say that accidents such as these are rare. Outside of police and fire work, few city employees are injured on the job. While the details of the accident remain under investigation, it is being said that there were a variety of factors that came into play. Safety is a top concern for the city, especially when it involves people in its employ.
“We don’t know what we’ll find, but safety is always our top concern. When we go through this, if there’s something we find that we need to establish, we would do that, but we do that every day,” Chakko said in a statement.
Family of the man say that funeral arrangements are still pending due to the ongoing investigation into the accident and subsequent death.
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