Geneva police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:50 a.m. Friday to a report of worker trapped in a shopping center sign tower at Geneva Commons shopping center, 322 Commons Drive Geneva, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a worker was unresponsive, trapped in a tower about 35 feet in the air.
St Charles Fire Chief 202 on arrival reported he was investigating the center tower at Geneva Commons.
Command reported a man was in his aerial bucket, trapped and not breathing. The victim was also possibly trapped between the aerial bucket and the structure.
The Kane County Coroner called to the scene by 12:30 p.m.
The worker’s body was removed about 3:30 p.m. The worker’s identity not immediately released, but his age was described between 30 and 35 years old. Family members were at the site to assist in confirmation of his identity.
Federal OSHA officials were on the scene in the afternoon and have opened an investigation.
New large video screens were installed on the Bell Tower at Geneva Commons in December 2016. The video displays are functioning as enhanced information displays for holiday event information, special store offers, and other news about the shopping center. Starting in Spring 2017, the Commons plans to showcase free family-friendly movies on the new screens during warm weather months.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E103 E205
TRUCK(S): T206 T101 West Chicago TL6
St. Charles T101 replacing of 103 at 11:51 a.m.
CHIEF(S): BC200 202
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