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Teenage construction worker crushed in fatal workplace accident

Construction workers are vulnerable to workplace accidents due to the nature of their work. It often involves climbing up on scaffolding, using heavy equipment and handling different types of construction material. In a recent case, a 19-year-old construction worker was killed in an industrial accident in Aurora, Illinois. The accident occurred as he was unloading …

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Truck driver sues employer for retaliation over workers’ compensation claim

When employees are injured in a workplace accident, they can file a workers’ compensation claim to obtain financial support. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical expenses and lost earnings, among other costs. Under Illinois law, it is illegal for employers to retaliate against their employees for pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. In a recent case a …

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Construction worker gets $10 million after losing foot in accident

An Illinois worker received a $10 million settlement after his foot was amputated due to injuries he sustained in a construction accident. The settlement was approved the day before the scheduled delivery of opening statements in a jury trial of the case. Victor Calderon, 28, lost his left foot after being hit by a concrete …

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New bill allows workers more time to file claims for toxic exposure

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed new legislation that allows workers suffering from latent diseases due to toxic substance exposure in the workplace to pursue legal action in civil court. Senate Bill 1569 was enforced on May 17 after it passed through the General Assembly in under a month. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and the …

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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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