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Truck driver sues employer for retaliation over workers’ compensation claim

When employees are injured in a workplace accident, they can file a workers’ compensation claim to obtain financial support. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical expenses and lost earnings, among other costs. Under Illinois law, it is illegal for employers to retaliate against their employees for pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. In a recent case a …

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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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Four key steps injured workers should take after a workplace accident

In a recently reported workplace accident, one construction worker died and another was seriously injured when a steel beam fell on them at an apartment building worksite in Evanston, Illinois. Such cases highlight the fact that workplace accidents can and do occur. Knowing what to do immediately after getting injured at work can have a …

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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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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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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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