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    Oct 5, 2009 11:17 am US/Central

    Oak Park Hospital Worker Collapses, Dies

    Jerry Cash Was Pronounced Dead On Sunday

    OAK PARK, Ill. (STNG)

    A hospital employee was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon after collapsing at work in west suburban Oak Park, authorities said.

    Jerry Cash, 52, of 4006 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago, was pronounced dead at Rush Oak Park Hospital at 4:30 p.m. after he collapsed at work at 520 S. Maple Ave., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

    Rush Oak Park Hospital spokeswoman Angie Spino confirmed Cash was an employee and was involved in the environmental services of the hospital.

    Police were notified of his death at 5:20 p.m. and no one witnessed the collapse, Spino said.

    An autopsy is scheduled for later Monday.


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    Re: Ill. Oak Park Hospital Worker Collapses, Dies

    Several things worth pointing out. While this is a hospital employee, it is not an HCW. He worked in environmental services (janitor?). Also, we have no indication that he was suffering any flu-like symptoms or for that matter any infectious disease. The only clue we have is that he collapsed suddenly and died. That sounds more like a heart attack, stroke, or accident than H1N1.