Chicago Fatal Work Accident Involving Trench Collapse

There was a fatal work accident Monday afternoon (February 13, 2017) on Chicago’s Northwest Side.  The worker was an employee of the City’s Water Management Department.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, the accident happened at approximately 1:10 p.m., in the 6000 block of North Sauganash Avenue, which is near Sauganash Avenue and Keeler Avenue, just north of Peterson Avenue.

The accident involved a worker who was injured when the trench he was working in collapsed.

The worker, identified as Konrad Tucharski, 40, was taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was declared dead at 1:49 p.m.

At the time of the trench collapse, Tucharski was working on a sewer replacement project.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of February 13, 2017, titled “Water department worker fatally injured in Northwest Side trench collapse“:

The city has contacted the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is investigating the accident…

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago work accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the February 13 article titled “City Worker Killed In Sauganash Trench Collapse.”


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