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Vernon Hills man dies during accident while working construction at school in south suburbs

A Vernon Hills man has died following a motorized saw accident that occurred while he was performing masonry work at a school in the south suburbs, officials said. Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School District 233 Superintendent Dr. Scott Wakeley sent a message on Thursday to parents about the incident. Wakeley said it was a “very sad […]

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2 construction workers injured after brick facade collapses onto them at residence near Lake Zurich

Two construction workers were injured after a large portion of a brick facade on the front of a home collapsed onto them near Lake Zurich Friday afternoon. The Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 2 p.m. Friday to the 21300 block of West Ridge Road in unincorporated Lake Zurich. […]

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Fundraiser collects over $45K for worker killed after falling through chimney at Waukegan school

Over $45,000 has been raised for the wife and two children of a masonry worker who died last weekend after falling down a chimney shaft while making repairs at an elementary school in Waukegan. The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Whittier Elementary School, located at 901 North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan. Lake County […]

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Construction worker dies after falling through chimney of elementary school in Waukegan

A masonry worker doing repairs at an elementary school in Waukegan died Saturday after falling down a chimney shaft, authorities said. The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Whittier Elementary School, located at 901 North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek identified the victim as Brian Cotter, 47, of Oak Lawn. […]

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Authorities identify worker killed after his arm was crushed in gravel machine in Volo

Authorities have identified an excavator company employee who was killed after his entire arm got stuck in a large gravel machine in Volo on Friday. An autopsy showed that Michael Rowell, 33, of Woodstock, died from multiple injuries caused by a heavy machinery mishap, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper. The Wauconda Fire […]