CHICAGO (STMW) — A 76-year-old man died Friday night, a day after he was burned while cooking in south suburban Ford Heights.
Joe Hurley was hurt Thursday night while cooking on the stove at his home in the 1500 block of Embassy Lane, authorities said.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
He was taken to Loyola Medical Center’s Burn Center in Maywood, Cook County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said. He was pronounced dead there on Friday at 6:04 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
An autopsy performed Sunday found Hurley died of complications from injuries in a clothing and cooking fire, citing heart disease as a secondary cause. His death was ruled an accident.MORE NEWS: Illinois State University Student Jelani Day's Death Ruled A Drowning
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