Matt Heiden Wiki – Bio
Matt Heiden, a suburban public works employee tragically died after becoming trapped in an underground vault that filled with water due to a burst main on Thursday, February 23. The unfortunate incident occurred at the intersection of 60th Street and Deming Place around 12:40 p.m. an hour after first responders were called to the scene. Matt Heiden was immediately taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Village of Westmont said in a news release that the worker was unresponsive when he was removed from the underground vault. Although the emergency services prepared a desperate rescue effort, it was already too late and nearby residents could only watch the entire incident helplessly.
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Dies after being trapped in a water main vault
“Everyone was running around, frantic trying to do something, doing what they were supposed to do. You could tell it was, it was pretty, an emergency from the start,” said Sue Jay, a local resident. “Losing someone like that you think is just going to work for the day is sad,” Jay said.
According to officials, Heiden had worked for the town since 2019 and recently became a permanent water maintenance worker. He attended Westmont High School, where he was a student-athlete before graduating in 2020. “Hardworking, humble. He played baseball and was very well-liked by his classmates, and his family is greatly admired by the Westmont community,” he said. Director Jack Balderman.
Westmont officials expressed condolences in a statement to his family and loved ones. The flags were lowered to half mast at the town hall. A probe has been launched to find out what happened and how Heiden became trapped.
Another similar incident, Rayan Awram, a five-year-old Moroccan boy trapped in a 105-foot dry hole for more than four days, was rescued dead in a botched rescue effort. It is not clear when exactly the child died. The exact cause of his death was not disclosed. During the days it took to get him out, rescuers allegedly brought food and water down to the boy. However, it is not clear if he was able to eat and drink while he was trapped.