Merchandise Mart

Woman Dies From Fall At Trade Show In Merchandise Mart

June 13, 2018 - 5:00 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Miami woman who was in Chicago at a commercial design show has died after an accident at the Merchandise Mart.

Jacqueline Albertine, 57, was in town for NeoCon at the Mart.

Authorities say she fell Tuesday from a swing that was on display at a booth on the third floor. She was pronounced dead at Northwest Memorial Hospital.

The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled her death an accident.

Her sister wrote on her Facebook page that Albertine "fell and sustained a head injury that in spite of the surgeon's lengthy efforts, she did not recover from."

She wrote: "Jacqui was so loved, by so many."