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Workers Exposed to Carbon Monoxide

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at a pallet manufacturing company in Genoah, Illinois that was cited by OSHA for exposing ten workers to carbon monoxide. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/bbg-podcast-october-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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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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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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Chicago container manufacturer face penalties after workers suffer serious injuries

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at how a Chicago company was cited for safety violations after inspectors discovered that their workers had suffered devastating injuries such as amputations. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/bbg-podcast-nov-30-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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One dead and one injured in Illinois work accident

One man died and another sustained serious injuries March 28 when they made contact with overhead power lines while trimming trees in Addison, Illinois. Jose Fulgencio-Hueramo was thrown off a ladder. The man was in cardiac arrest and was taken to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. The second man, who …

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Injured worker entitled to wage-differential award in spite of income

An Illinois Appellate court ruled that an injured stationary engineer can receive a wage differential award as compensation for her diminished earning capacity in spite of the fact that she did not suffer a decline in income. Kathy Jenkins was employed as a stationary engineer who dealt with maintenance problems for Jackson Park Hospital and …

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Illinois Appellate Court addresses when a traveling employee begins to travel

The Illinois Appellate Court Workers’ Compensation Commission Division addressed the question of when a traveling employee’s travel actually begins. The case, Pryor v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, concerned a worker who was injured while moving a suitcase into his personal car while still at his home in preparation for a work trip. The appellate court …

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