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OSHA investigates explosions at Illinois and Iowa ADM plants

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating two separate explosions that occurred at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) corn processing facilities in Illinois and Iowa on January 5. One firefighter was killed and another was seriously injured in the explosion and resulting fire at the company’s plant in Clinton, Iowa. The firefighters arrived at …

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Illinois trooper injured in truck accident while on duty

An Illinois State Police trooper suffered serious injuries after being hit by a passing tractor-trailer during a nighttime collision near Collinsville, Illinois. He had been investigating an earlier crash on northbound Interstate 55 in which a vehicle ran off the road and struck a light pole. The unidentified male trooper was outside his patrol car, …

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Worker sustains arm injury in construction equipment mishap

Individuals who are injured in the workplace have the right to pursue workers’ compensation for their medical bills and other costs. There are many different types of workplace injuries that can occur due to a wide range of causes including construction accidents, slip and falls, repetitive stress and vehicle collisions. In a recently reported case, …

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OSHA investigates worker death in concrete plant accident

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 …

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Investigators conclude human error caused deadly pipeline explosion

Human error was responsible for a natural gas pipeline explosion in northern Illinois last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The explosion killed two farmers and left two other workers injured. Department officials said Ryan Miller, 30, and his father Rory, 59, were installing drainage tile …

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OSHA Data Warns of Fall Hazards at Construction Sites

Falls have long been the leading type of workplace accident at construction sites across the United States. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that there were 7,270 fall protection violations in fiscal year 2018. Four out of the top 10 hazards cited by federal inspectors involved potential falls at construction sites. Some …

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Workers sue Chicago water district over plant explosion

Two workers sued the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Chicago, alleging that its negligence caused an explosion at an almost hundred-year-old water treatment plant. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The blast caused the roof of the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant to cave in, sending concrete slabs falling onto 10 men working …

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OSHA investigates construction worker’s death in steel beam accident

Federal officials are investigating a construction accident in Evanston, Illinois, that killed one worker and seriously injured another when a steel beam fell on them. The accident occurred at the worksite of a nine-story apartment building. Workers were using a crane to lift steel beams from a truck. According to the Evanston Fire Department, the …

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Four key steps injured workers should take after a workplace accident

In a recently reported workplace accident, one construction worker died and another was seriously injured when a steel beam fell on them at an apartment building worksite in Evanston, Illinois. Such cases highlight the fact that workplace accidents can and do occur. Knowing what to do immediately after getting injured at work can have a …

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Caught-between construction accidents on the rise, warns report

Caught-between construction accidents on the rise, warns report

Many types of accidents that can occur at construction sites, such as falls from scaffolding or injuries due to malfunctioning equipment. However, a recent report noted that caught-between or caught-in incidents were on the rise in the construction industry. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), 275 construction workers died due to …

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