1 dead, 1 critically injured after wall collapse at South Side plant

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One man was killed and another injured after a concrete wall collapse at a Ford plant on the city's Far South Side, officials said.

The victim was identified as John J. Jaloway, 45, of suburban Carol Stream, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. He was pronounced dead at Trinity Hospital.

Shortly before 11 a.m., Jaloway was a contractor working on the eight-foot-by-eight-foot wall when it collapsed on him at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, which is located at East 130th Street and South Torrence Avenue.

A 48-year-old Ford employee, who tried to help Jaloway, was also injured when a section of the wall fell on his leg. He was hospitalized in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Hospital in Oak Lawn.

About 4,000 people work at the Ford plant.

Ford released a statement: "We are saddened that a contractor was killed in a construction accident at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant today and another worker was injured while trying to help after the initial accident. We offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We are cooperating fully with the investigation."
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