Army Engineer Killed In Construction Accident Identified

Army Corps Engineer that died in North Pole on Laurence Road Monday evening has been identified as Melvin McLaurin, a Chicago employee onsite in a temporary assignment.

He was an engineering equipment operator lead with the Corps' Chicago District.

The agency says McLaurin was operating a roller compactor on a stability berm at 4:00 pm.
He was preparing to install a relief well when an accident occurred.

At around 4:30 pm, Emergency responders declared McLaurin dead.
The agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating this event.