Worker critically hurt in fall at River North construction site

The man fell about one story from a scaffold while working inside a restaurant under construction in the 200 block of West Superior Street, Chicago police said.

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A construction worker was critically hurt Oct. 2, 2019, after falling from a scaffold in the 200 block of West Superior Street.

A construction worker was critically hurt Oct. 2, 2019, after falling from a scaffold in the 200 block of West Superior Street.

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A construction worker was critically injured in a fall from a scaffold Wednesday at a construction site in River North.

The 59-year-old man fell about one story at 9:17 a.m. while working inside a restaurant under construction in the 200 block of West Superior Street, according to Chicago police.

He suffered head and spine injuries and was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. He has since been stabilized.

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