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One dead and one injured in Illinois work accident

One man died and another sustained serious injuries March 28 when they made contact with overhead power lines while trimming trees in Addison, Illinois. Jose Fulgencio-Hueramo was thrown off a ladder. The man was in cardiac arrest and was taken to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. The second man, who …

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Driver in deadly Illinois crash had multiple previous violations

On February 16, three members of an Illinois family were killed when a 21-year-old driver crashed into their vehicle. Piotr Rog, who was also killed in the accident, may have been traveling in excess of 100 mph before striking the Crawford family’s car, authorities said. The only survivor from the crash was Rog’s passenger, who …

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Workers Need Stronger Safety Protections

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at the high amount of work injuries and fatalities that may be preventable in Illinois and around the country. https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/bbg-march-2017-pod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Wrongful death lawsuit against Metra Electric District

On Friday, January 13, the mother of a 17-year-old boy who was hit by a Metra Electric District (Metra) train filed a wrongful death lawsuit. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Felicia Roberts filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging negligence on the part of Metra and the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation. …

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IKEA settles lawsuit regarding dangerous dressers for $50M

IKEA, which is the biggest seller of furniture worldwide, has entered into a $50 million settlement agreement with the families of three young boys, whose deaths were caused by products manufactured by the Swedish company. The victims, who were two years old and younger, perished when IKEA dressers fell over them. In each case, the …

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CTA bus strikes inebriated passenger after driver forces him off bus

A man filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday, November 3, 2016, alleging that a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus driver hit him after the driver kicked him off the bus. The man was inebriated at the time. The incident occurred in May 2016, when Travis Crawford was a passenger on a …

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Quadriplegic teacher wins $6 million for supermarket slip and fall accident

A former elementary school teacher was awarded a settlement of $6 million after she sustained life-altering injuries following a slip and fall accident at a supermarket in 2012. She filed a lawsuit alleging two counts of negligence against Jewel Food Stores in Cook County Circuit Court in 2012. Edythe Burnette, 57, had gone to a …

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