Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: February 23, 2023Original Release Published at 1:31 p.m.Update Published at 2:30 p.m.
It is with a heavy heart that the Village of Westmont confirms a tragedy that occurred today.
At approximately 11:45 a.m., Westmont Public Works staff directly contacted the Westmont Fire and Police Departments to respond to a crisis situation in which a Village of Westmont Public Works employee Matt Heiden was trapped in an underground water main vault which was under water resulting from a burst water main located at the intersection of 60th Street and Deming Place.
Heiden was recovered from the water main vault at approximately 12:40 p.m. and found unresponsive. CPR and lifesaving measures were immediately administered and he was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. Heiden was later pronounced deceased at Good Samaritan Hospital at 1:07 p.m.
Heiden was originally hired with the Village of Westmont as a seasonal employee in 2019 and 2021. He was hired as a part-time Water Maintenance Worker in September of 2021 and recently moved to full-time.
Our support and sympathy goes out to Matt’s family, friends, and colleagues.
No further information is available at this time.
Contact: Larry McIntyreVillage of WestmontCommunications Director/PIO630firstname.lastname@example.org