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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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