Postal Worker dies after accident at mail facility in Bedford Park Ill

6/8/17 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal workplace accident Tuesday in southwest suburban Bedford Park.

 Gregory Isom, age 62 of Dolton, was directing a vehicle at 7:31 p.m. in the 6800 block of West 73rd Street when it backed over him, according to Bedford Park police.
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Isom was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:13 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Wednesday revealed that he died from multiple blunt force injuries caused by a vehicle striking a pedestrian at a worksite. Chicago Sun Times

note: According to USPS records Gregory Isom, a postal supervisor, joined the postal service in 1997.

5 thoughts on “Postal Worker dies after accident at mail facility in Bedford Park Ill

  1. RIP and I’m sorry to hear of the families loss. Sad day for the PO family ;o(

    But how do you get run over by a backing truck?

  2. I am very sorry for these families loss. I wish I had some hope for the Department of
    Labors But my dealings in Michigan left me at a loss for words.

  3. This is a sad event indeed. I spent 32 + years dealing with unsafe postal vehicles, with the exception of when the LLV’s were still under 10 years old. The type of vehicle in this accident was most likely a truck either around the two-ton size or larger given that the deceased was trying to assist in helping the driver back up. All vehicles from the vans and LLV’s up have poor visibility, but to be fair any freight vehicle does out of necessity, hence the reliance on mirrors.
    My condolences to the family, and to the poor person who was in the truck. That is a load of horror he/she will probably never get over.
    I am out of the USPS now but because many friends of mine are there for a while to go, I still hope they all get home safe every night. The USPS needs to speed up the LLV replacement vehicle schedule but it’s inappropriate to be snide at the moment. Just remember, nobody in the USPS on either side is required to, or cannot be ordered to knowingly perform a potentially dangerous task. Accidents happen and always will, but keep an eye out for yourself and your co-worker.

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