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Illinois-based chicken processing facility cited after worker’s finger partly severed

A chicken processing facility in Park Ridge may be ordered to pay $52,500 after a worker lost a portion of his right middle finger while attempting to clear a paper jam in workplace equipment.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that Koch Foods Inc. committed five counts of “workplace safety violations” in an April incident where a portion of a staff member’s finger was severed. The worker, whose name was withheld, was attempting to remove jammed papers from a machine when part of his right middle finger was severed. The company was cited for failure to provide adequate safe guards in machinery; OSHA representatives revealed that the company had received a citation for this same offense in March of 2014.

The lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., in Danville understand that many workers struggle to provide the basic needs of their families after suffering workplace injuries. Fortunately, these victims of employer negligence may be able to recover compensation for their injuries. To learn more about your legal options, call (217) 443-4343 today.


Industrial accident takes the life of Sandwich man

An industrial workplace accident at Sycamore Menards took the life of one Sandwich man on Tuesday afternoon.

According to fire and police officials, the accident occurred at 2:30 p.m. when the worker was operating a forklift in order to perform maintenance operations at the pack storage lot when he somehow became trapped.

Police found him blue and unconscious. He was pronounced dead shortly after. The incident is currently still being investigated and police are asking for any witnesses to please come forward at this time.

Our deepest condolences are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.


Correctional facility settles workers compensation suit with guards

The workers at the Menard Correctional Center have been awarded more than $1.5 million in a workers compensation settlements.

The workers at the facility claimed that they were injured from repetitive actions when they had to unlock and lock the cell doors. The prison was built in 1878 and does not have electrical locks meaning that the locks had to be cranked by a large wheel by hand.

The guards have said that this caused injuries to their hands, wrists, and elbows. According to the records, one out of every 10 officers filed these claims.

If you or a loved one  has been injured on the job, you need representation on your side that may be able to secure the benefits that you deserve. Contact the Danville workers’ comp lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343 today.