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Teen found crushed to death at Ill. building company

The 16-year-old was pinned between two concrete structures and pronounced dead on the scene

By Deanese Williams-Harris and Angie Leventis Lourgos
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead after he was found pinned between two walls early this morning at a building company in south suburban Alsip.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m., police and paramedics were called to the grounds of The Lombard Co., 4245 W. 123rd St., after a boy was reported pinned between two concrete structures, according to an Alsip police spokeswoman.

When rescuers arrived they found the boy unresponsive  and he was pronounced dead at the scene, said police. The Cook County medical examiner's office was notified of the death.

Michael G. Lombard of The Lombard Company said he was told by police that two unauthorized people entered the property. One was the boy that died, the other was a young man who sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

“We extend our condolences to the families of these young men,” Lombard said in an e-mail.

Alsip police said in a statement that they are continuing to investigate.


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