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April 2012 Archives

OSHA holds Illinois pasta maker responsible for dust explosion

An Illinois company is under fire after a work accident caused two employees to sustain severe injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has since levied a $231,000 fine against the company, citing that the company willfully allowed or voluntarily disregarded unsafe work practices to occur. According to OSHA, these unsafe work practices directly contributed to the cause of the workers' injuries in question.

Could changes be in store for Illinois workers' compensation?

At least two pieces of proposed legislation have recently been introduced in the Illinois legislature that would affect workers' compensation if they are passed. These proposals come on the heels of last year's reforms which created physician networks for workers' compensation.

Worker crushed to death by forklift in Illinois accident

One Illinois family is mourning the death of a 56-year-old man who was killed in a horrifying work accident. The man was crushed by a forklift while attempting to service it. Though the investigation is still ongoing and it is not known exactly what happened, this is a chilling reminder that a work accident can happen even under what appear to be the most normal circumstances.

Building collapse claims life of 1 construction worker, injures 2

All too often, Illinois construction workers are caught in dangerous situations and workplace accidents. Many factors contribute to these accidents, but this fact does not diminish the loss that the loved ones of the victim may feel when they realize that they will never see the victim again, even though they may be covered financially with workers' compensation death benefits. This unfortunate reality is demonstrated by a recent fatal accident that claimed the life of one construction worker and injured two others.

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