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Homewood man killed in industrial accident in Chicago Heights

Updated: June 24, 2014 6:26AM



A 33-year-old Homewood man died after being struck in the head by a bundle of steel tubing early Monday at a manufacturing company in Chicago Heights, police said.

Authorities discovered Kevin Bewley lying on the ground at PTC Alliance, 475 E. 16th St., about 4 a.m. with “severe head trauma,” according to a statement from Chicago Heights police.

According to the company’s website, PTC Alliance manufactures and distributes tubing and other bar machine components.

According to witnesses, Bewley had been moving a large bundle of steel tubing and was struck in the head by the bundle, police said.

Bewley, of the 2000 block of Hawthorne Road, was taken to Franciscan St. James Health in Chicago Heights, where he died at 4:38 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy Tuesday found he died of multiple injures from an industrial accident and his death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Chicago Heights police are investigating.



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