The death of a 54-year-old man buried under the weight of a tipped-over garbage truck and its contents at a Rockford landfill is under investigation by a federal workplace safety agency.
The Dixon Telegraph reports that Gonzalo Trevino Sr. died Thursday at the Winnebago Landfill. Authorities say the garbage truck contained 80,000 pounds of concrete, steel, wood and other building debris.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. The Winnebago County coroner says Trevino was killed by blunt force to the abdomen and chest.
New Milford Fire Chief Alan Carlson says Trevino was unloading a garbage truck when the load from a second truck shifted.