Two men killed in Elgin accident identified

June 12, 2008 3:45:51 PM PDT
The two workers killed near Highway 20 and the Fox River Bridge in Elgin have now been identified.The victims are 44-year-old John Maroulis and 31-year-old Javier Valadez-Chavez. Both men were from Chicago.

The workers were preparing to sandblast a portion of the Highway 20 bridge deck on Wednesday from inside a lift-bucket when they came into contact with high voltage wires and were electrocuted.

The men had been hired by the Illinois Department of Transportation to paint the bridge.


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