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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… 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

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