The family of a Streator teenager electrocuted in a workplace accident is suing his employer.
Hunter Wolfe, 17, was found dead next to a rail car on July 17 in South Streator. He was part of a work/study program at Luckey Transfer, LLC. It is believed he got too close to a power line while working with the rail car.
“Hunter’s death leaves a huge void in our family and our community,” said Nikki Rambo, Wolfe's mother in a press release. “We decided to turn our anger and emotions into action. No parent should get a call that their child died while continuing their education. Whatever happened to our son needs to be explored so that other families do not have to suffer our pain and grief.”
Wolfe's parents hired a Chicago law firm and filed suit in Cook County Court on Monday against Commonwealth Edison, Norfolk Southern Railroad Corporation, Luckey Transfer LLC, Luckey Logistics LLC and Chamlin and Associates, Inc.
The Streator Police Department, Livingston County Coroner's Office and OSHA are investigating the workplace death.