CHICAGO - A woman was killed at NeoCon after falling off of a swing that was on display at the David Edward furniture booth, according to authorities.
Jacqueline E. Albertine, 57, of Miami Beach, Florida, was killed Tuesday afternoon after suffering a severe blow to her head. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead later that evening. Her death was ruled an accident.
Jacqueline Albertine via Facebook
Albertine was attending the NeoCon show on behalf of the company she worked for, Corporate Design Choice, where she sold office furniture for 14 years.
“It is hard to comprehend the tragic loss of our beloved Jacqui Albertine,” company president Shawn MacMullin wrote in a statement. “She was loved by so many friends, customer[s] and coworkers.”
It's unclear if Albertine was just sitting on the swing or swinging on it when she fell. David Edward, a contemporary office furniture manufacturer, had multiple swings on display at their NeoCon booth.
Swings can be seen in the back right. Photo via Facebook.
A product shot of one of the company's swings.
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