Westmont, IllinoisDate Issued: December 28, 2020UPDATED: 2:11 p.m.
On December 28, 2020, approximately 12:30 p.m., there was a partial collapse of a new construction located at the southwest corner of Cass Avenue and Quincy Street. The partial collapse was on the south side of the construction site. Westmont Fire and Police Department immediately responded to the call.
There were two injuries to individuals who were working at the site. The injuries were critical, but non-life threatening. Both individuals were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment.
UPDATED 2:11PM - Vehicle traffic in the area has been impacted. Cass Avenue between Burlington Avenue and Richmond Street has been shut down in both directions for the foreseeable future. Vehicles cannot cross the BNSF railroad crossing at this time. Westbound traffic on East Quincy Street from Wilmette to Cass has also been closed. Pedestrians will be able to cross at the BNSF railroad tracks with assistance from emergency services personnel.
The incident will be under investigation. As this incident involves a new construction, OSHA will be part of the investigative review. There is no further information available at this time.
Contact: Larry McIntyreVillage of Westmont
Communications Director/Public Information Officer