Man crushed between tire, tractor trailer at O’Hare Airport

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A man died when he was crushed between a tire and a tractor trailer early Wednesday at O’Hare International Airport.

Omar Sharif, 43, was injured about 3:30 a.m. at the airport in the 800 block of West O’Hare Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A spokeswoman for Chicago police said Sharif was found unresponsive in the parking lot of a cargo building, and that no foul play was indicated.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Aviation did not respond to questions about the incident and directed inquires to police.

Firefighters responded to a report of a person who was unresponsive and not breathing and took the person to Resurrection Medical Center, the Chicago Fire Department said. Sharif, of Maywood, was pronounced dead at 4:02 a.m., according to authorities. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death an accident.

Area North detectives were conducting a death investigation, according to Chicago police.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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