CHICAGO — One Metra worker was killed and another injured in an explosion on the Northwest Side on Saturday.
The men were working in the 4500 block of West Byron Street when a tank on a truck exploded about 11:45 a.m., officials said.
In all, 17 workers were on the scene Saturday to finish a project that began last week, according to a Metra spokeswoman.
A 46-year-old man with 17 years in the railroad industry died in the explosion, officials said on the scene Saturday. His name was being withheld pending family notification.
A second man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.
An investigation is underway.
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