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Bolingbrook Man 1 of 3 Who Died Shoveling Snow This Weekend, Coroner Says

Two other death-related shoveling incidents occurred in Joliet, Coroner Pat O'Neil said.

Three men—two from Joliet and one from Bolingbrook—died over the weekend while shoveling snow, but there have been no cases of hypothermia, Will County Coroner Pat O'Neil said Monday.

The Joliet men, ages 62 and 63, were found unresponsive at their homes on Sunday, O'Neil said. The Bolingbrook man, age 57, died Saturday at Adventist Hospital, he said.

It's believed all three died from heart attacks or cardiac-related conditions, O'Neil said.

The only hypothermia-related death in Will County in recent months occurred in mid-December when a Joliet man was discovered frozen to death in his back yard. It's believed he either fell or suffered a medical condition that caused him to fall, reports said.
larry duda January 06, 2014 at 06:09 PM
Was that after shoveling the heavy snow that the town snowplows pushed into their driveways from the street, there has to be alternative to that, turn the plow away when they reach a driveway and then turn it back, oh yeah then they would not be able to go 30mph down the sidestreet, do not get me wrong I believe the village does a excellent job of keeping our streets clean from snow and Ice, I have seen other villages that just do not the job our village does, all I am and I am sure other BB villagers wish that you could fine a solution to this, again Kudos to the village of Bolingbrook publicworks and condolances to those families of those that have passed.
Jack Free January 06, 2014 at 07:01 PM
lary There is no alternative to that. The wear and tear on the equipment from constantly turning the plow and the time it would take to plow the village is simply not feasible. Then you would complain about the increase in taxes for the repairs and the amount of time it would take to clear the streets from the plows driving so slowly.
Amanda Plecki January 06, 2014 at 07:04 PM
Here's a tip tell the plow trucks to stop plowing the snow onto our drive ways. We take the time to shovel and salt our drive ways so we can get out to go to work only to find the end of our drive ways blocked in by a mound of heavy chunks of icey snow that's nearly in possible to break up and lift to move it to get our cars out so we can get to work not all business close. There are people in this to that can not shovel that kind of snow. The plows should at least push it to the side AND NOT BLOCK US IN. That is just ridiculous there was more snow at the end of my drive then the total amount that fell the entire 3 days
larry duda January 06, 2014 at 08:50 PM
Yes Jack there has to be a alternative, is the repair of a plow more important than a life, I do not think so, people, they need to simply train those drivers not to push that snow from the street 2 to 3 ft into the driveways and stop driving at the speed they are, they are not driving pickup trucks with a plow, they are driving a massive big truck that would move the snow just as easy going slower, you know if we get caught shoveling or snowblowing the snow from our driveway into the street we would get ticketed by the town, but they can take down the mailboxes, plow the snow into a residential driveway, costing the village and the taxpayers the money to replace the mailboxes plus the employees wages to put them back up, but my concern is somebody dying from shoveling out the mountain of snow and ice plowed from the street into the driveway and somebodyworrying about the maintaince of a plow, FIND A ALTERNATIVE,
Jackie Traynere January 07, 2014 at 08:08 AM
There is one, ask a neighbor for help! My neighbor owns a snow blower and offered to do my driveway, then graciously offered it to the neighbor across the street that tries to keep the sidewalk clear for kids walking to school. What the heck ever happened to looking out for the neighborhood. We need to get off the computer and out in the community. The village is doing what they are supposed to do. If you want more service than this I recommend that you either move to a gated community with higher costs for service or hire someone. For now, at least on my end of the block we will continue to look out for each other.
Andy January 07, 2014 at 05:12 PM
Holy Cow! You guys all move up from the south? Plows would not be able to keep up with the amount snowfall and drifting trying to keep the snow off your driveways thereby endangering more lives over the main channel streets they're trying to keep clear. Hire a kid $20 or a professional crew $40 if you cant move the snow yourself be it health, time, whatever. I prepare myself for stuff like this and would expect everyone else to do the same. Complaining about busted mailboxes and snow on the end of the driveway is called WINTER up here and yes there is an alternative... Move to Florida!
Quincy Alexander January 08, 2014 at 09:10 PM
Here is an Idea lets have the city plow everyones driveways ! They could have a lottery at the beginning of the year to see who gets theirs done first. The whole town would turn out for that event. Maybe at the Promenade Tree? We could all stand around the tree and sing Like the Who's in Who Ville. Then the drawing could begin. After collecting all the driveway snow they could pile it up in a huge pile at the Annerino center so the kids could sled until May. OR They could haul the snow to giant melting machines like they use at airports and create lake over off Lilly Cache in the empty field by Veterans. I am getting my Ice fishing pole at Bass Pro tomorrow. Now THAT is public service ! THANK YOU public works folks for keeping our streets passable this week. Tough job during the worst weather in a LONG time.
Jennifer Vogenthaler January 10, 2014 at 08:45 AM
I like the pay a kid idea. I'd like to see some kids step away from their toys and offer to shovel for money.
Bill January 13, 2014 at 12:01 PM
the solution is very, very simple --a small pick up truck with a plough follows the truck and maneuvers around the end of the driveway and clears the ice and snow the big truck left at the end of it!!

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