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.
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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