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Tag: construction accidents

The Chemical Safety Board’s role in preventing accidents

Construction and manufacturing worksites in Illinois are usually hazardous work zones. Machinery, ladders and the usage of dangerous materials and tools make these workspaces in big cities like Chicago potential death spots. In order to avert Chicago work-related deaths, the U.S. …

OSHA fines Illinois scrap metal company for violating rules

Manufacturing and construction worksites are typically hazardous environments. Heavy machinery and equipment, ladders and other dangerous tools may make these kinds of work sites potentially dangerous work zones. If any worker is injured in a workplace accident, Illinois law requires …

Women workers and construction worksite safety in Illinois

Construction sites are inherently dangerous working environments. Construction sites have heavy equipment and machinery, ladders and other working tools that may provide a risk to the safety of construction workers. State law in Illinois allows for worker’s compensation for all …

Worker killed in crane accident at Illinois construction site

From time to time, a news report emerges about a construction worker being killed in an accident, either in Illinois or somewhere else in the country. These tragedies aren’t always surprising, because construction is one of the most inherently dangerous …

Are death benefits payable for an IL construction site injury?

In Illinois, work-related deaths occur due to a variety of reasons, such as construction accidents, defective roof structures on the construction site, falls from heights, unsafe ladders and scaffolding supplied by the employer or dangerous tools used by the employee. …

OSHA concerned over rise in construction accidents

Many Chicago construction workers are seen on high-rise buildings, which projects often use scaffolding for support. Height risks as well as the use of heavy machinery and dangerous equipment can lead to injuries and even deaths in workplace. Statistics from …

Two of Healy Scanlons’ newest associates win approximately a quarter of a million dollars in jury trial

Two of Healy Scanlons’ newest associates win approximately a quarter of a million dollars in a jury trial where no offer was on the table for a CDOT Inspector who fell into a trench on an excavation site. Patrick C. Anderson and Matthew …

Illinois jury finds railroad company liable in asbestos case

Asbestos exposure is a well-recognized health hazard. It is also a workplace hazard that threatens the health of many American workers, including those in the Chicago, Illinois area. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has implemented safety standards to …

Harvest time can lead to Illinois work-related deaths

Chicago residents may often associate work-related injuries and deaths with construction accidents. Some of the most common types of construction accidents are results of unsafe ladders and scaffolding, dangerous tools, defective roof structures and collapsing trenches. A construction worker may …