OSHA probes Chicago laundry worker’s death in workplace accident

OSHA probes Chicago laundry worker’s death in workplace accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating Eco Direct Laundry and Cleaners after one of its workers was killed in a machinery-related accident. The business is based in Niles, Illinois. Police said Pascual Gonzalez-Hernandez, 42, died after getting trapped between a dryer and a laundry conveyer system. Surveillance video showed he was working …

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Report warns of rise in recalls of dangerous children’s products

Report warns of rise in recalls of dangerous children’s products

The number of injuries and fatalities caused by children’s products decreased in 2017, according to a consumer advocacy group based in Chicago, Illinois. However, a spike in the number of items that were recalled suggests companies need to do more to improve safety. Kids in Danger, a consumer safety group, recently released a report that …

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Authorities investigate the death of an Illinois woman in motorcycle crash

Authorities investigate the death of an Illinois woman in motorcycle crash

A 62-year-old woman was killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred in North Barrington, Illinois. She was a passenger on a 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle that hit a curb. Deborah Platz was riding on the back of the motorcycle with her husband when he lost control of it as they were approaching a curve in the …

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Devastating Truck Accident Kills 4, Injures 11

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at a fatal truck accident on southbound I-55 in Madison County. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/bbg-podcast-june-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Girl hospitalized after dog bite inside Illinois Home Depot

Girl hospitalized after dog bite inside Illinois Home Depot

A three-year-old girl suffered an eye injury after an encounter with a dog at Home Depot in Downers Grove, Illinois. Now her parents are seeking answers about why the store’s no pets policy was not enforced. Home Depot surveillance video showed the incident occurred at the checkout counter. According to the girl’s mother, Marina Simon, …

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Woman sues Johnson & Johnson over alleged talcum powder cancer risk

Woman sues Johnson & Johnson over alleged talcum powder cancer risk

A woman brought a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, accusing the company of failing to warn consumers about the cancer risks associated with its popular talcum powder products. She claimed she would not have purchased Johnson’s Baby Powder had she known about its alleged link to ovarian cancer. Barbara Mihalich is the lead plaintiff in …

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Study finds Illinois mining injuries are underreported

Study finds Illinois mining injuries are underreported

Recent research has found the majority of Illinois mining-related injuries and illnesses go unreported to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA requires mine operators to report all such on-the-job incidents to the agency under its Part 50 program. University of Illinois researchers examined MSHA reports of mining injuries and …

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Truck driver faces multiple charges in fatal I-55 collision

Truck driver faces multiple charges in fatal I-55 collision

A Colorado truck driver was charged with eight counts of aggravated reckless driving and four counts of reckless homicide in a crash that involved seven vehicles. Four people died in the accident, while 11 others suffered injuries. The collision occurred on southbound Interstate-55 in Madison County on November 21, 2017. Authorities said Mohamed Yussuf Jama, …

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