Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A 68-year old construction worker was killed on Wednesday while working with a crew building a house in the 300 block of Linden Street in Winnetka. Fire Chief Alan Berkowsky said the incident took place about 11:50 a.m., when the man fell roughly 12 feet and hit a beam while he was working on the base of the foundation of the home.

“The construction worker was seriously injured when the beam hit him,” Berkowsky said.

The man had to be extricated from the injury site, according to a statement from the Winnetka Fire Department and the man was then taken to Evanston Hospital. Marc Hornstein, shift commander with the Winnetka Police Department, said the man died a short time later.


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