Month: December 2015

Consumer safety alert: defective bean bag chairs cause two deaths

When one thinks of a defective children’s product, they may think of cribs with drop-down railings or small toys that are choking hazards. Yet there are many every-day products that can pose a significant hazard to children in Chicago and …

What other jobs could result in Chicago work-related deaths?

Last week this blog discussed several types of occupations that are inherently dangerous. Airline pilots, animal care workers, construction workers and emergency medical technicians all face significant workplace hazards. These hazards are amplified if employers do not take the proper …

Inherently dangerous jobs can cause Chicago work-related deaths

Due to their nature, some occupations are inherently more dangerous than others. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, as many as 4,600 individuals across the nation were killed on the job in 2013. It is incredibly …