The fatal on-the-job accident occurred at the Geneva Commons mall located off of Randall Road at around 11:40 a.m. local time. Three workers were performing renovations on a 40-foot bell tower when one of the workers was crushed by a lift.
Emergency workers responded to the scene and found one worker unconscious and another conscious inside the tower. CBS Chicago reports that the worker, 47-year-old Donald J. Tentler, was declared dead at the scene from a crush injury.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says preliminary indications are the worker was crushed between the aerial lift and a part of the tower. The recovery effort took several hours as crews lowered the deceased worker to the ground level, according to CBS Chicago.
The following information regarding on the job accidents is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):