Authorities were called about 6:45 p.m. with reports of a man under a truck and bleeding in the 3400 block of West 136th Street, Robbins Fire Dept. Deputy Chief Donald Rush told a reporter at the scene.
Jeffrey Ellis, 48, was working on the vehicle at 1:15 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Homan Avenue when it fell on him, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
One of three teenagers who were trying to steal metal rods at an Alsip construction business died early Wednesday when 34,000-pound concrete and brick panels fell and pinned him.
When authorities found the teen about 2:30 a.m., he was not breathing, pinned between two pre-formed brick construction walls at the Lombard Company, 4243 W. 123rd St.
A man’s body was found “crushed” inside a recycling bin at a facility in the Far South Side Pullman neighborhood.
Authorities in Gary, Ind., have found a number of stolen cars, but not all of the news is good.
A 23-year-old employee of a southwest suburban stone warehouse was crushed to death by a 6,000-pound slab of granite on Thursday morning.
Police are investigating the death of a man who was found apparently crushed to death Monday morning near a trash compactor at a Magnificent Mile address.
An Oak Lawn man was apparently crushed to death at a factory on the Southwest Side factory early this morning.