VERNON HILLS (AP) – Vernon Hills police say a worker is dead after he was struck in the head with falling concrete at a mall on the day after Christmas.
Police say the 25-year-old man from Palos Park died Thursday. Police say he was one of three members of a demolition crew hurt while working at a restaurant at Hawthorn Mall. Police say crew members were removing brick from a wall when concrete pieces fell from the top of the wall.
The man who died was not immediately identified.
Vernon Hills village manager Michael Allison calls the death a “tragic accident.”
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.