Electrician Injured by Electric Shock at Townhouse Project, Chestnut St and Clark St, Chicago

Chicago firefighters and paramedics responded about 7:46 a.m. Friday August 17, 2018 to the corner of Chestnut Street and Clark Street to a report of a construction worker that received an electric shock.

A man in his 30s was working in a basement at a building at 834 North Clark Street or at 111 West Chestnut Street when he received an electric shock. He was shocked while doing work near fire pumps.

The man was transported by Ambulance 11’s crew with life threatening injuries to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in serious to critical condition.

Crews from CFD Engine 98 and Ambulance 11 administered CPR, and the man’s heartbeat returned, according to Chicago Fire Department Fire Chief patric Maloney.

The accident site is the location of Chestnut Row Homes — a luxury townhouse development that was completed in Winter/Spring 2018.

ComEd was called to the scene.


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