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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Opioid shortage has increased risk of medication errors, say experts

Opioid shortage has increased risk of medication errors, say experts

Hospitals are struggling with a worrying shortage of crucial painkillers administered to patients suffering from acute pain, battling cancer or undergoing surgery. A nationwide opioid shortage has left doctors and pharmacists unable to obtain sufficient injectable drugs like fentanyl and morphine. Authorities have attributed the opioid shortage to manufacturing problems, as well as the government’s …

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Employee sues J.F. Electric for retaliation over workers’ compensation claim

Employee sues J.F. Electric for retaliation over workers’ compensation claim

A former J.F. Electric Inc. employee filed a lawsuit against the company alleging he was wrongfully terminated for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Jack Holshouser sued his employer in Madison County Circuit Court in Illinois on March 14. He is seeking a jury trial and damages in excess of $50,000. According to the complaint, Holshouser …

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The Consequences of a Truck Accident Can Be Devastating

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at a truck accident on N I-294 that resulted in a 46 year old man losing his life. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/bbg-podcast-april-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Authorities probe elderly bicyclist’s death in truck accident

An 85-year-old man died from a truck collision while he was riding his bicycle in Mundelein, Illinois. Authorities are investigating the accident to determine whether charges should be filed against the truck driver. Ginzaburo Suzue was riding a bicycle southbound in the direction of the traffic flow at around 7 p.m. According to witnesses, the …

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workplace accident

OSHA investigates after marble worker gets crushed to death

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials have launched an investigation after a man was crushed to death between two marble slabs at his workplace. Ilan Abergel, 57, was the co-owner of Quartz Master, a stone supplier in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The manufacturing company produces and sells various stone materials for kitchen countertops and …

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Police cite woman after her pit bull bites man’s hand

Police cited an Illinois woman for negligent control of an animal. Her pit bull allegedly bit a 38-year-old man on the back of his jacket and his left hand. According to Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory, police issued the citation to 19-year-old Robyn L. Derrango of Joliet. Derrango is the owner of the dog. …

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Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck driver killed in I-294 crash exhibited unusual behavior

A 46-year-old man died after being hit by two trucks on Interstate 294. Authorities are investigating the circumstances of the accident. Paul M. Jehlik of Glen Ellyn was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck on northbound I-294 near Burr Ridge, Illinois, when the truck accident occurred. According to Illinois State Police, his vehicle hit the …

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Fire and Gas Explosion Lawyers

Two men killed after tractor triggers gas pipeline explosion

A father and son died in a natural gas pipeline explosion on a family farm in Lee County, Illinois. Authorities are investigating the incident, in which two other people also suffered injuries. The 59-year-old man and his 30-year-old son were working on the field at M&R Farms when the natural gas pipeline exploded after being …

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