Road Work Equipment

July 5, 2021
Redi-mix truck

Some of roadway in Mundelein's Loch Lomond subdivision had been power down after an item of construction gear toppled over into a ditch injuring a construction worker and spilling gas early Wednesday early morning.

Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther stated the machine's operator escaped and had been walking around before first responders appeared. The man ended up being transported to Advocate Condell clinic with non-life threatening injuries, Guenther said.

Crews had been in a large ditch beside the lake and utilizing a drill to accomplish work underneath the roadway, according to Guenther. He stated the crane attached with a front loader ended up being lifting the exercise from the ditch so it might be refueled, but a weight imbalance caused both devices to tumble into the ditch.

The crane had been inverted when very first responders arrived and about a tank of fuel spilled into the ground, Guenther stated. An exclusive business ended up being developed to carry the apparatus from the ditch and remove the affected soil, Guenther said.

The roadwork and accident had been located between two houses, but Guenther said there is no danger of problems for the frameworks.

Village Administrator John Lobaito verified the roadwork is part of Mundelein's yearly variety of street repair tasks.

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