Construction worker dies after 6-foot...

Construction worker dies after 6-foot fall

There are 11 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 12, 2008, titled Construction worker dies after 6-foot fall. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

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

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Sep 12, 2008
So sad.
Mike

United States

#3 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

Downers Grove, IL

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

United States

#5 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

United States

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

“Love the City that Works!”

Since: Oct 07

Chicago

#7 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

Thornton, IL

#8 Sep 12, 2008
Sorry this happen, RIP
Porky Pig

Oxon Hill, MD

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

United States

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

Elmwood Park, IL

#12 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

Orlando, FL

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

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