- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SUMMIT, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a worker who died at a suburban Chicago reservoir that’s under construction was hit by a vehicle being used to clear snow.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office says 55-year-old Robert Ellison of Spring Grove was pronounced dead Monday at the McCook Reservoir worksite in Summit.

A statement from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the construction worker was “struck and killed by a rough-terrain vehicle during snowplowing operations.”

He was hit in a parking lot. The medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that Ellison died of multiple injuries caused by being struck by a vehicle and ruled the death accidental.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago says the reservoir is part of the Deep Tunnel project to improve flood control and prevent water pollution.


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