Construction accidents that result in fatalities can occur for various reasons. Some of these reasons include poor training, faulty material, lack of communication, improper safety procedures, and faulty equipment. Many such accidents are not the fault of the construction worker.
A fatal accident happened during construction of a sewer line in Streamwood.
The accident involved a construction worker who was working to install lining in a sewer pipe on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
An excerpt regarding the accident, as seen in an October 26, 2017 Daily Herald article:
The 22-year-old from Gurnee was doing that job Wednesday when authorities say the resin lining he and his crew installed in a sewer main under a Streamwood residential street collapsed, trapping him in the pipe where he ultimately died.
The worker was identified as Brett Morrow.
The accident remains under investigation by various parties including the village of Streamwood Village Manager Sharon Caddigan and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Autopsy results are pending.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois construction accident can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as the October 26 Beverly Patch article titled “Construction Worker Dies In Manhole During 4-Hour Rescue Mission.”
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