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Coroner: Construction worker dies after 'workplace mishap' in Joliet

JOLIET – A Lake in the Hills man died Friday after a workplace incident in Joliet.

Christopher J. Verstraete was pronounced dead at 9:13 a.m. in the Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center emergency room, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. Preliminary autopsy reports revealed Verstraete suffered an incised wound to the neck.

Verstraete, 33, was a construction worker involved in a “workplace mishap” in the 1100 block of Van Dyke Road, according to the coroner's office.

The Joliet Police Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating. The final cause and manner of death is pending police, OSHA, autopsy and toxicological reports.

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