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Man dies after being hit in head at North Side construction site

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A man died after he was struck in the head by a falling object Saturday afternoon at a construction site on the North Side.

About 1 p.m., Roman Iatsyn, 59, was working at a construction site in the 2400 block of North Clybourn when he was struck in the head by a falling object, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Iatsyn, who lived in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:42 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of blunt force trauma after being struck in the head, and his death was ruled an accident.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into Iatsyn’s death, spokesman Scott Allen said in an email. Compliance officers are conducting interviews with workers and potential witnesses.