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At least 4 in Chicago area die after shoveling

Updated: January 6, 2014 11:46AM

At least four area men died this weekend after shoveling snow.

A 48-year-old man was shoveling snow in the 1400 block of North Washtenaw in the Humboldt Park neighborhood about 10:20 p.m. and started having chest pains, police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said.

He had suffered from heart-related issues in the past and was pronounced dead on the scene by the fire department, Sedevic said.

In Will County, three men died from apparent heart attacks after shoveling over the weekend.

A 62-year-old Joliet man and a 63-year-old Joliet man both died Sunday at Saint Joseph Medical Center, O’Neil said.

A 57-year-old Bolingbrook man was pronounced dead Saturday at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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