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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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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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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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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elderly bicyclist’s death in truck accident

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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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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