Worker dies at Glenbrook Hospital

February 9, 2011 5:08:14 AM PST
Police said a 43-year-old worker died Tuesday when construction material collapsed on top of him at the Glenbrook Hospital in north suburban Glenview.

The accident happened at 1:30 p.m.

Emergency crews say Kenneth Puplava of Portage, Ind. was hit by a beam while working on scaffolding. He was transported to the hospital's emergency room where he died.

Puplava was part of a crew that was working on major construction projects at the hospital.

OSHA investigators responded to the scene and the general contractor, Chicago-based Pepper Construction Group, has promised a full and thorough investigation.