Streamwood, Illinois – A construction worker died while he was working at a construction site at the South Park Boulevard and Parkside Circle.
The accident happened last Wednesday, October 25th, at about 6:20 p.m. The construction worker was installing a liner to prevent leaks when he got stuck in the 24-inch-diameter horizontal pipe.
Streamwood Fire Chief Chris Clark said: “The worker was roughly 25 feet into the pipe, and rescuers were unable to reach him immediately because the liner had crumpled and hardened, blocking the way. Specialists in confined space rescue had to cut away the liner in order to pull the worker out, finally succeeding after 10 p.m.”.
The 22 years old worker identified as Brett Morrow, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The accident is being investigated by the Streamwood Police Department and the Cook Country medical examiner.