Construction Worker Dies After 7-Story Fall

Carlos Mayroja was being hoisted in Bobcat by crane

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A construction worker who was critically injured after his front-end loader plummeted seven stories has died.

    Carlos Mayroja, of the 6400 block of South Hamlin Avenue, was aboard the Bobcat while it was hoisted up seven floors by a crane in the 2400 block of South State Street. Mayroja was pinned in the machine and had to be cut out.

    "He Wasn't Moving When They Put Him on the Stretcher"

    [CHI] "He Wasn't Moving When They Put Him on the Stretcher"
    A construction worker was killed Tuesday morning at a CHA development when the front-end loader he was in fell seven stories. (Published Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009)

    Mayorja, a man in his late 30s, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 10 a.m.