An ordinary day on the job turned tragic for a city worker in Chicago.
A 40-year-old city worker was fatally injured when a trench he was working in collapsed around him Monday afternoon on the Northwest Side, according to authorities.
Chicago Fire Department paramedics took the man to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in "very critical condition," said Cmdr. Curtis Hudson, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department. He was later pronounced dead, according to police and a city Water Management spokesman.
"He was working in the hole, and the hole collapsed on him," he said.
He had been involved in a sewer-replacement project when the collapse took place, Litherland said.
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