OSHA investigates worker death in concrete plant accident

Chicago workers' compensation attorney

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating an employee’s death in an industrial accident at a concrete plant in Lemont, Illinois.

The workplace accident occurred at a facility owned by Ozinga, a concrete, building materials and logistics company. OSHA said that Michael James McClaren, 30, was fatally injured when a hopper that supplied material to a conveyer collapsed and hit him. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office found that McClaren died from multiple injuries resulting from the accident.

Ozinga released a statement acknowledging that McClaren was an employee who worked at the Illinois facility. “Ozinga is cooperating with authorities in the ongoing investigation of the accident,” said company president Marty Ozinga. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic event. We are working with officials to determine the cause of the accident.”

If you have suffered an injury or illness in the workplace, you have the right to obtain workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation provides financial support for medical bills, vocational rehabilitation and lost wages, among other things. In some cases, it may also be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit if a third party was responsible for your workplace injuries. Contact the lawyers at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg to learn more and determine whether you have a claim.

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