May 20, 2018
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Police identify worker killed by cement truck in Berwick

By Oliver Jenkins, Foster's Daily Democrat

BERWICK, Maine — Police have identified the man killed Friday morning after being struck by a cement truck in the driveway of the Redimix Companies plant.

According to a press release issued by Capt. Jerry Locke, Thomas Palermo, 55, of Merrimack, N.H., was killed in Friday’s workplace accident at 541 Portland St.

The driver of the cement truck has been identified as James Davis, 32, of Newmarket, N.H.

The investigation into Friday’s fatality is being conducted by Berwick Police Detective William Russell and Patrolman Milton Fogg. Kathryn Simmons of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has also been assigned to the case.

While the joint investigation by members of the Berwick Police Department and OSHA is ongoing, no further information on involved parties will be released at this time.

The initial call about the accident came at approximately 10:03 a.m. Friday. Police received a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a concrete truck in the plant’s driveway. Upon arrival, officers and rescue personnel attempted to revive the victim. These attempts were unsuccessful.

Police said the accident was witnessed by other workers at the site.

According to the company’s website, Redimix operates 10 facilities in New Hampshire and Maine, including Berwick where Friday’s accident occurred. Redimix operates 100 delivery trucks and has four operating divisions in N.H. including Manchester Redimix Concrete, Nashua Redimix Concrete, Persons Concrete, and Seacoast Redimix Concrete.

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