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March 2012 Archives

Plant worker's legs trapped in heavy machinery

A common nightmare for some Illinois residents working in a manufacturing environment is being involved in a devastating work accident. The machines used during manufacturing, especially those that involve complex processes, often include pulverizers and shredders that can seriously injure or even kill a worker if an accident occurs. For one worker, this nightmare came true earlier this month when he was seriously injured in an industrial accident.

Construction worker killed after falling 15 feet from lift

Unfortunately, construction accidents are all too common even with a variety of mandated safety measures. Even in Illinois, where there are rules in place to keep the workers as safe as possible, sometimes that is not enough. All it takes is one small mishap to permanently change the lives of those affected. This is particularly evident in a tragic construction accident that recently occurred.

Electrical accident kills 1 worker, injures another

An industrial accident is never desired in any form. However, some accidents are more grisly than others. This is especially apparent in a horrifying industrial accident where one man was fatally electrocuted and another seriously injured after falling from a ladder into electrical lines. This sobering accident may serve as a warning to Illinois residents that they can never be too careful when on the job.

Acid spill seriously injures industrial worker

As we strive to conquer the economic recession in Illinois and across the country, it is important to make sure that workers remain safe in their jobs. One area of ongoing concern is the handling of dangerous materials in order to minimize the potential of an industrial accident. Though no worker wants to be a part of an accident, unfortunately bad things do happen. A recent industrial accident demonstrates the hazards that workers face in dealing with materials that can potentially cause serious injury or even death.

Shocking work-related injury causes Illinois company to be fined

A work-related injury is terrible enough by itself. Sometimes even the best precautions are not enough to keep workers from staying safe. However, it is even more of a tragedy when a company allows unsafe practices to continue while not alerting the workers to the potential dangers that exist. This unfortunate practice can cause more problems, such as the work-related injury at a plant operated by an Illinois company.

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