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Worker On Roof Dies After Becoming Tangled In Rope

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man died after getting tangled in rope while working on a roof in the Near North neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

The man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 50-year-old Craig Olesky, of 17378 Ottawa Ave. in Tinley Park — was working on a roof in the 300 block of West Superior Street about noon when he became tangled in rope being used to lower equipment, Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

No further information was immediately available.

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