One worker was killed and another worker was critically hurt after a concrete wall collapsed at a construction site on the city's Far South Side Saturday morning.
Just before 11 a.m., an 8-foot by 8-foot wall collapsed at the Ford plant at 126th and Torrence, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
A 45-year-old man was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in grave condition and later died. He was identified as John J. Jaloway of Carol Stream, according to the Cook County medical examiner's officer. Jaloway died of multiple blunt force injuries from the collapse.
A 48-year-old man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious to critical condition, according to Chicago fire officials.
Ford Motor Company issued a statement after the accident which read "We are saddened that a contractor was killed in a construction accident at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant today and another worker was injured while trying to help after the initial accident. We offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We are cooperating fully with the investigation."
Investigators did not provide any further details into the circumstances surrounding the wall collapse.