Worker Dies After Being Rescued from Collapsing Building in Bronzeville – NBC Chicago

CHICAGO – A worker who was trapped under a pile of rubble after a building collapse Thursday morning in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood has died, authorities said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the worker died of his injuries after being rushed to a hospital in critical condition following the building collapse.

The man’s identity is withheld pending notification of next of kin.

According to a tweet around 11:15 a.m. from Chicago firefighters, a “fixed and box building” had collapsed in the 700 block of East Oakwood Boulevard.

Photos from the location showed large amounts of bricks, wood planks, concrete blocks and other rubble and construction debris piled up and scattered on the ground as Chicago firefighters appear to search for trapped people.

Video from the scene shows Chicago firefighters working quickly to rescue one person, a worker, who authorities had previously said was missing, who appeared to be trapped under rubble.

After extricating the worker, Telemundo Chicago’s Air Watcher captured Chicago firefighters placing a black sheet over a gurney as it was loaded into an ambulance.

Authorities later said the victim was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition where he was later pronounced dead.

There is currently no further information available.

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