A construction worker was killed last Tuesday when the Bobcat front-end loader that he was operating plunged seven stories. The fatal Chicago construction accident occurred at a Chicago Housing Authority demolition project in the 2400 block of South State Street. According to published reports, the victim was pinned between the Bobcat and the ground around 9:30 a.m. Investigators from OSHA have revealed that the victim was in the Bobcat at the time of the fall. He was reportedly unresponsive when emergency crews arrived. The accident occurred at a six building project site that is expected to be completed by this December.
The construction accident victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:08 a.m. One eyewitness was quoted as saying “They had to use a crane to lift him out. They put him in the ambulance after that they put the collar on his neck and everything. He didn’t look too good. He wasn’t moving.” Chicago police are still investigating the tragic construction fatality.