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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Alvin Andrew: Worker Killed by City Truck

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:14 PM

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Update 4:27 p.m: The Mayor's Office identified the worker who was klilled as Alvin Andrew. "On behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Alvin Andrews who tragically died in an accident this morning while working for our Department of Public Works. The safety of our workforce is our highest priority, and this incident will be thoroughly investigated. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Alvin’s family and friends during this time of mourning.”

Update 1:42 p.m.
: Rachel Gordon, spokeswoman with the Department of Public Works, released the following statement:

San Francisco Public Works is deeply saddened and shaken by this tragic accident involving one of our trucks, and our heartfelt condolences go out to the victim’s family, loved ones and friends. The San Francisco Police Department is conducting an investigation into what occurred, and we are cooperating fully as investigators work to determine exactly what happened.
The accident, which occurred a little after 9 a.m., involved one of our truckers driving a packer (garbage) truck on Quint near Jerrold. The victim was a member of a city crew working with the driver to remove illegally dumped materials in the Bayview.

Original Story: An unidentified city worker was killed this morning while on the job cleaning streets in the Bayview, city leaders said. 

Mindy Talmadge, spokeswoman with the Fire Department, said they were called out to Newcomb Avenue and Quint Street at about 9:06 a.m. after a Department of Public Works employee had been hit by a city truck.

"They were doing some cleanup in the streets and there were a couple of workers alongside the vehicle and one of them was struck," she told us. 
The worker was pronounced dead at the scene. We've put in a call to city officials to get more information. We'll tell you more when we know more. 

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