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Tag: falls from heights

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. …

Illinois vacationers witness fiery death of pilot

Illinois employers and government authorities tasked with worker safety employ and implement policies that are usually geared toward protecting workers against Illinois construction site injuries, which may involve dangerous tools or falls from heights. However, there is certain work that is …

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 …

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 …

Cleaning company cited for Chicago work-related deaths

There are many professional industries in which workers know they are at a higher risk for injury or death. Many of these higher-risk jobs are in the manufacturing, construction, mining and industrial industries right here in Illinois and the greater …

Illinois company receives violations due to hazards

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is a federal agency created in 1971 to prevent workers from being injured on the job including in construction accidents, falls from heights and other mishaps. Every year, for example, cave-ins cause Chicago work-related deaths and …

Cell Phone Tower Climbers Face High Fatality Rates

Cell phones have become an indispensable gadget for most people, but new research is questioning, at what cost? PBS’ Frontline recently examined records from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s database of workplace accident investigations. The findings were staggering. The …