CHICAGO – One construction worker was killed and another was critically injured while working in the Ford assembly plant at 12600 S. Torrence Ave. after an eight-by-eight wall collapsed.
The Chicago Fire Department says the accident happened just before 11 a.m. on Saturday in part of the plant under construction. A section of a concrete wall collapsed, killing a 45-year-old man. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man who died as John J. Jaloway of Carol Stream.
A 48-year-old man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.
In a statement Ford officials said a contract worker was killed in a construction accident and another worker was injured while trying to help:
“We are saddened that a contractor was killed in a construction accident at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant today and another worker was injured while trying to help after the initial accident. We offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We are cooperating fully with the investigation.”
Company officials say they’re cooperating fully in the investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.