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National Safety Month Aims to Reduce Leading Injuries

The National Safety Council encourages everyone to observe and promote National Safety Month this June and to continue those safe practices all year round. The purpose of National Safety Month is to focus on reducing the leading causes of injury and death in the workplace, on the road, in the home, and around communities. Avoidable… Read More

Man critically injured in Chicago construction mishap

A man was recently listed in critical condition at a hospital in Chicago after he got involved in a workplace accident, a September 24 article of Chicago Tribune stated. Information coming from police officer Kevin Quaid, at around 4:20 p.m., rescuers were called after an accident took place in the apartment construction site in the… Read More

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… Read More

Construction worker killed in Wilmington workplace accident

A male construction worker in Wilmington was recently killed in a workplace accident, according to an Associated Press report on February 2. Reports from the Wilmington Police said the fatal accident happened on January 30. Police Chief Phillip Arnold identified the fatality as Plainfield resident Patrick Wilda, 33. Wilda reportedly was trapped between a lift and a… Read More

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… Read More

Man killed in fire accident at work

A 71-year-old Grant Park man was killed in a plow truck accident at a Kankakee County golf course after inhaling carbon monoxide. The accident began when the man was at the Minne Monnesse Golf Course attempting to plow snow after a blizzard. When he hopped into the truck, it caught fire. The man then inhaled… Read More

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… Read More

Illinois man killed in truck rollover accident

A man from Bellmont was killed in a Wayne County truck accident on Monday. According to Illinois State Police, the 47-year-old man was traveling westbound on Route 15 in a Mack Truck when he swerved to the left to avoid from crashing into the back of another vehicle. The truck then hit an embankment and… Read More

Illinois man killed in mine accident

A worker employed with Peabody Energy Corp. was killed on July 9 in a workplace accident in a mine in Illinois. The mine is now closed in order for an investigation to begin so that the details of the tragic accident can be known. The accident happened underground and involved a shuttle a car. Last… Read More