A wall failure on Saturday morning at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago Assembly Plant killed a contract worker and critically injured a Ford employee who tried to help in consequence.
The Ford company's officials described the incident as a construction accident at the plant, which builds the Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS. It was reported that the collapsed wall was about 8 feet tall by 8 feet wide. A large section of it fell on top of a 45-year-old man who was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. This man was a contactor at Ford.
Police said the cause of the collapse, which was reported at 10:48 a.m., was not immediately known. A plant worker was also hurt while trying to help the contractor. The 48-year-old man, was hospitalized in critical condition after concrete fell on his leg. Ford promised to conduct a responsible investigation on this case.