Worker dies after fall from Wicker Park building

- A construction worker from the northwest suburbs died after falling from a building Friday morning in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

Officers were called to the 1600 block of West Division about 9:15 a.m. for what was initially thought to be a traffic crash, according to Chicago Police.

When they arrived, they discovered 54-year-old James Thiel had actually fallen from the third floor of a building where he had been working, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Thiel was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died, authorities said. He lived in the 5900 block of Crosswind Court in Johnsburg.

An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday. Area North detectives are conducting a death investigation.

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