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IN BRIEF: Chicago


A 7.5m long maintenance platform killed three people in Chicago when it fell from the 100 floor John Hancock Center last Saturday. The platform fell 40 floors after being used for access by window cleaners on what is Chicago's third tallest building. The three people were killed when the platform landed on cars passing underneath the building in the busy Michigan Avenue shopping district.

Chicago City building officials are looking at how the platform was secured to the building when it fell in winds of up to 100km/h.

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