Rockford maintenance worker electrocuted

Published: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

ROCKFORD – A maintenance supervisor in Rockford has died after getting electrocuted while working in a false ceiling.

The Rockford Register Star reported that 53-year-old Gregory Steward of Forreston died Wednesday afternoon. He worked at a Lowes Distribution Center in Rockford. A Winnebago County Coroner's Office autopsy found his cause of death was electrocution.

Officials said a co-worker heard a noise and went to Steward's aid. The co-worker brought Stewart down a ladder and started CPR.

Rockford Fire Department paramedics found Stewart unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

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