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Man run over while overhauling bus at Chicago Heights junkyard

Chicago, IL — A man died after being run over by a bus he was overhauling Friday afternoon at a junkyard in south suburban Chicago Heights. Officers responded at 2:17 p.m. to the incident at Wilkins Rebuilders Supply, 171 E. 12th St., according to Chicago Heights police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. When they arrived, officers learned that an employee driving a front end loader started moving the bus without realizing that 18-year-old Arlen J. Bradley was working underneath it, police said. The loader’s operator then moved the bus forward, causing the rear wheels to run Bradley over.

Sanitation worker dies working at Arkansas school

CALICO ROCK, Ark.—A sanitation worker has died while working at a northern Arkansas elementary school. The Baxter Bulletin reports that 48-year-old Steve Allen died Wednesday after a dumpster fell on him as he emptied it into his garbage truck. A Calico Rock Public School employee found the Methvin Sanitation employee unconscious at the campus.

Dumpster falls and crushes man to death in East St. Louis, officials say

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