CTA contract worker Kevin Benoit electrocuted in Lincoln Park construction accident

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A CTA contract worker was electrocuted in a construction accident on the city's North Side Saturday afternoon.

Kevin Benoit, 30, of Midlothian, was among the crew working in the 800-block of North Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood when he came in contact with power lines just before 5 p.m. Saturday.

Crews were performing track work on the Brown Line "to remove slow zones and to improve rail service" as part of the Ravenswood Connector Rehabilitation Project, according to the CTA.

Sun Times Media Wire contributed to this story.
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