Fatal Work Accident At Chicago Industrial Plant

There was a fatal Illinois workplace accident Monday morning (April 11, 2016) in Chicago’s South Deering neighborhood.

According to authorities, this accident happened in a scrap yard at Napuck Salvage of Waupaca, a scrap yard industrial plant in the 11600 block of South Burley.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., a worker got his arm trapped in a conveyor belt.

The worker was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, the man lost his arm during the accident and likely died from blood loss and shock.

This fatal accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 11, 2016 NBC Chicago article titled “Man Dies After Getting Caught in Conveyor Belt at South Side Plant” as well as the April 11 CBS Chicago article titled “Scrap Yard Worker Dies In Workplace Accident On Chicago’s South Side.”


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