A construction worker suffered fatal injuries after being pinned between a beam and a lift on Friday, January 30.
According to Belleville News-Democrat (BND), the victim was 33-year-old Patrick C. Wilda of Plainfield, IL. He was discovered around noon in the lift he’d been working in. The site’s location is 24500 block of Lorenzo Road in Wilmington.
Other workers attempted to perform CPR until Wilmington authorities arrived. Wilda was then taken to Presence Saint Joseph in Joliet, and was pronounced dead at 12:43 p.m.
An autopsy was performed by the Will County coroner Wednesday. The exact cause of death will be determined pending a thorough investigation.
Wilmington police, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Illinois State Police are also still investigating the incident. Wilda was employed by Area Erectors Inc. Fred C. Dames Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.