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Comcast Worker Dies After Falling From Ladder

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Marcos Canizales (photo courtesy: Josephine Lopez)

Marcos Canizales (photo courtesy: Josephine Lopez)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A Comcast worker died after falling off a ladder and landing on his head Saturday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The 26-year-old man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Marcos Canizales — accidentally fell off a ladder and landed on his head about 9:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Kolin Avenue, police said. Authorities said the incident happened in an alley.

Canizales, of 2320 W. 21st St., was pronounced dead at 9:59 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.

The victim, who worked for Comcast, was with co-workers who called authorities, according to a Grand Central District police lieutenant.

Canizales was married and the father of an 8-year-old son, friends told CBS 2.

“We are truly saddened by our sudden loss. Marcos was a great husband, father, son and brother. He will be deeply missed. We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. They are greatly appreciated,” the accident victim’s wife, Yvette Canizales, said in a written statement issued to CBS 2.

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