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Suburban Chicago woman pulls stone slabs on top of her, dies

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NILES, Ill. (AP) - A 77-year-old suburban Chicago woman has died after two large stone slabs fee on top of her home.

The Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/2nv2OtK ) reports that Mary Sullivan was at her home in Niles on Friday when in an attempt to keep from falling, grabbed the stone slabs leaning against the stairwell she was on. The slabs fell on top of her.

An autopsy found she died of mechanical asphyxia and entrapment under the stone slabs and her death was ruled an accident by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

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