Construction worker dies after 6-foot fall

Full story: Chicago Tribune

A Chicago construction worker died Thursday morning after falling 6 feet from scaffolding and breaking his neck outside a home in Morton Grove , police said Friday.
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John

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Sep 12, 2008
 
So sad.
Mike

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Sep 12, 2008
 
Why do they say he had a medical condition that may have caused the fall but did not specify? What's up with these reports?
Jackie

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Sep 12, 2008
 
Six feet! Poor guy.
Ms - Smith

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Sep 12, 2008
 
This is terrible. Construction workers do have a life/death job. Sometimes they make a small error and it's no going back unlike most of us who can make a mistake in our jobs and not have any risk.

This article makes you wonder if the man had fainting spells, epilepsy, etc.
That guy

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Sep 12, 2008
 
The difference between six feet above ground and six feet under is razor thin. Be ready.

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Sep 12, 2008
 
Falls that result in death are the leading occupational hazard in the construction industy.

Six feet isn't that high, this poor gentleman must have fell backwards or landed head first to sustain fatal injuries.

My condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers.
Michael

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Sep 12, 2008
 
Sorry this happen, RIP
Porky Pig

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Sep 12, 2008
 
Got to use a harness, irrespective of the height of the scaffold!
kim

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Sep 12, 2008
 
cover up!! I bet he was an illegal.
Luke

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Sep 12, 2008
 
Actually, he was not an illegal. The guy worked with my father, and my dad was one of the workers that saw him fall to his death. He came home pretty shaken up and told us that a blood pool formed around his head. He was the brother of one of my dad's buddies.

And the condition that they mention but don't specify was in fact epilepsy. The guy was a good man and it's terrible to know that he died after falling 6 feet. RIP Marcin.
Mr Moose

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Sep 12, 2008
 
Thank you Luke, it's just that Kim is an idiot!

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