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(CBS) — A contract worker was killed and a Ford employee critically injured after a wall collapse at a Ford Motor assembly plant in the South Deering neighborhood on the South Side Saturday morning.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy On Tuesday
A contract company was performing work on an eight foot by eight foot wall concrete wall in an area of the plant that is under construction.
A large section of the wall fell on a 45-year-old man, who was transported to Trinity Hospital where he later died, Chicago Police said. The Cook County medical examiner identified the man as John J. Jaloway of Carol Stream.READ MORE: Staffer In Gov. Pritzker's Office Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Getting First Dose Of Vaccine
A 48-year-old man was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition after slipping and falling on the concrete, according to the Fire Department. Ford says that the man who died was a contract worker and the man who was critically injured is a Ford employee.
“We offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We are cooperating fully with the investigation,” a Ford spokeswoman said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Cubs Bullpen Coach Chris Young Tests Positive For COVID-19, Leading To Worry About Possible Outbreak
More than 4,000 employees work at the 2.8 million square foot facility at 12600 S Torrence Ave.