A City of Berkeley worker who was pinned by a garbage truck in the Berkeley Hills on Monday has died of his injuries.
Johnny Tolliver, who had worked for Berkeley for 25 years, died Monday, according to Matthai Chakko, a city spokesman. He was 52.
“This is obviously an incredibly sad day for the staff involved and the city as a whole,” said Chakko. “We want to be a support to his family and his co-workers.”
Berkeley has lowered its flags to half-staff in Tolliver’s honor, he said.
Tolliver’s death while on duty may be the first for a city worker who is not a police officer or firefighter, or at least the first in a long, long time, said Chakko. Read the full story on Berkeleyside