Chicago-Area Construction Worker Dies at Mall

December 30, 2013

Vernon Hills police say a worker is dead after he was struck in the head with falling concrete at a mall on the day after Christmas.

Police say the 25-year-old man from Palos Park died Thursday. Police say he was one of three members of a demolition crew hurt while working at a restaurant at Hawthorn Mall. Police say crew members were removing brick from a wall when concrete pieces fell from the top of the wall.

constructionThe man who died was not immediately identified.

Vernon Hills village manager Michael Allison calls the death a “tragic accident.”

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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