Construction Worker Dies After Falling Seven Stories

On Tuesday, a construction worker died after the front-end loader he was driving fell seven stories. Carlos Maryorga, 35, was pinned inside the Bobcat and rescue crews had to extricate him.

The construction accident occurred at a construction work site on Chicago’s Near South Side around 9:40am. The work was part of a $3.1 million demolition project, which was scheduled to be completed in December. The construction accident victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:08am.

Police and detectives are investigating the fatal construction accident but not as a criminal case.

Construction worker killed in seven-story fall on Near South Side, Chicago Sun-Times, August 18, 2009
Man Dies After Construction Accident,, August 18, 2009
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