La Salle Nuclear Station

Photo from Exelon

If you’ve been following the tragic story of a diver dying near the nuclear plant in Marseilles, the victim’s identity has been released.

The La Salle County Coroner’s Office says 37-year-old Brett Roberts of Mokena died at the La Salle Generating Station Tuesday afternoon.  First responders tried unsuccessfully to bring Roberts back by using CPR. 

Paramedics from Seneca and Marseilles were called to the Exelon plant for a diver who other employees lost sight of and had not had contact with for 20 minutes.  The accident report says the diver was doing maintenance work at the lake screen house. 

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