Worker Killed in Mall Accident

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West Dundee, IL – A construction worker was crushed to death in his aerial lift while he was working on a sign at the Geneva Commons shopping center Friday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to a 911 call made just before noon, and rescuers found two men in a service bucket. Fire officials said when they arrived at the scene one man was conscious and the other unconscious and unresponsive. Paramedics then determined the victim, 47-year old Donald J Tentler, had died.

The two men were working on the equipment associated with the carillon clock tower – commonly seen at malls in Illinois. It took emergency workers three hours to remove the body. No other injuries were reported.

OSHA is investigating the accident.