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Illinois trucker dies after being accidentally pinned by rolling semi

In a tragic incident on Tuesday, March 27th, 58-year-old John D. Horn was fatally pinned between a tractor-trailer and a dock in Alsip, Illinois.

Here's what happened: Horn removed the wheel chocks from the truck at a loading dock, which caused the vehicle to roll backwards, tragically trapping him.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, where they found Horn critically injured on the ground. Despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the hospital, and his death was ruled as accidental by an autopsy.

It's a hard day: The trucking community often faces unknown risks, and Horn's loss is a somber reflection of those hazards. According to the Chicago Tribune, witnesses saw the tragic event unfold at the dock.

The Alsip Police Department responded to the devastating scene. No further details regarding the investigation were shared, but the incident underscores the need for vigilance even in seemingly routine tasks.

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