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UPDATE: OSHA investigates fatal crash with luggage vehicle at Midway

(CHICAGO) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation after a man driving a luggage vehicle was killed in a crash Friday night at Midway International Airport on the Southwest Side.

About 11:20 p.m., 52-year-old Michael Yates was ejected from his luggage vehicle when it crashed into another luggage vehicle at Midway, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Yates, of the 400 block of Heather Lane in Carol Stream, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. An autopsy Saturday found Yates died of multiple injuries suffered in the crash and his death was ruled an accident.

A Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman said the crash involved Southwest Airlines employees and referred all questions about the incident to Southwest and Chicago Police.

“After an accident involving ground equipment, one of our ramp agents at Chicago Midway passed away last night,” Southwest spokeswoman Melissa Ford said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time. Resources are on site to support our Southwest family at Midway.”

As of Monday morning, OSHA has opened an investigation into the incident, according to spokeswoman Rhonda Burke.

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is also investigating the crash.

Advocate hospital newborns get knitted red hats to raise awareness for heart disease

               (Left to right) Lennon Claybon, of Lisle, Mason Rodriguez, of Bolingbrook and Sreekrishna Koganti, of Westmont. All babies were born at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Provided photo.

(CHICAGO) All babies born at any Advocate hospital during the month of February will receive a handmade, knitted red hat in recognition of National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month.

The Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative is designed to raise awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country, according to a statement from Advocate Hospitals.

The hats are made by volunteers from all over the world, Advocate said.

“Anything we can do to raise awareness of heart disease and cardiovascular health is a good thing,” Dr. Mahesh Raju, a cardiologist at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, said in the statement.

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