According to the Winnetka Fire Department, a 68-year-old construction worker was killed Wednesday, Nov. 4, in a fall accident while working on a house in Winnetka in the 300 block of Linden Street.
The incident occurred around 11:50 a.m. The man was working on the base of the foundation for the home when he fell 12 feet and hit a beam.
Reports say that the construction worker was seriously injured and had to be extricated from the site and transported to Evanston Hospital. He died shortly after from his injuries.
The cause of the accident is not yet known. In coordination with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the Winnetka police and fire departments are investigating the incident. The accident is being investigated as a construction site accident, not a criminal investigation.
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