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Man dies of electrocution in Little Village workplace accident

The 31-year-old was cleaning business equipment when he was electrocuted, police said.

A man died of his injuries July 21, 2021 in Humboldt Park.
A man was electrocuted in the 3900 block of West 26th Street, Aug. 14, 2019, in Little Village.
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A man died days after he was electrocuted while working in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

About 4:35 p.m. on Aug. 14, someone flagged down police in the 3900 block of West 26th Street and said their 30-year-old colleague had suffered an electric shock while cleaning business equipment, Chicago police said.

Emergency responders were able to resuscitate the man, and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

The man, who lived in west suburban Stone Park, was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 18, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died from electrocution and ruled his death an accident.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an inspection of his employer, Hood Cleaning Experts of Chicago, an OSHA spokesperson said. The agency has up to six months to complete an investigation and issue citations or penalties if any workplace safety violations are found.