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Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

City of Berkeley fined nearly $100K after longtime worker ‘fatally crushed’ by garbage truck

A state agency has fined the city of Berkeley nearly $100,000 after a worker was crushed by his garbage truck in the Berkeley Hills in January, according to a recently concluded report obtained by Berkeleyside on Tuesday. Johnny Tolliver Sr., 52, was working as part of a two-person team collecting trash when their truck lost its brakes and […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Fires

City worker sent to hospital after garbage truck accident

Update, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. The worker, identified as Johnny Tolliver, has died. Tolliver, who had worked for Berkeley for 25 years. The city lowered its flags to half-staff in his honor Tuesday. Read more on Berkeleyside. Original story, 2:43 p.m. A city worker was taken to the hospital after a municipal garbage truck may have pinned him against a […]