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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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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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Illinois Firefighter Claims Workers’ Compensation For PTSD

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at how a firefighter claimed workers’ compensation for suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/bbg-april-2017-pod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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State Governments Rolling Back Workers’ Compensation Protections

In Illinois and other states around the country, workers’ compensation is under attack. A recent investigation by NPR and ProPublica found that since 2003, more than 30 states have enacted legislation that either cuts benefits for injured workers, makes it harder to qualify for compensation, or creates obstacles to obtaining medical care. The federal Occupational …

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