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August 2012 Archives

Morning road construction accident in Illinois kills 1, injures 3

Construction sites, of any kind, offer a variety hazards, often involving heavy equipment. However, probably one of the most dangerous types of construction accident has to be the ones involving road construction workers. After all, not only do Illinois road workers have to contend with all the problems associated with any construction site, but they also have to deal with oncoming traffic, often whizzing by at high speeds.

Workers' compensation may be needed at Illinois worksite

Workers' compensation is typically thought of as the benefits that employees receive when they are injured on the job in a work accident, and many times that is exactly the case. However, not only can workers' compensation cover workplace injuries, but it can also cover any medical conditions that may occur due to unsafe working conditions. Hopefully, this is something that no worker will have to face, but for one worksite located in Illinois, workers may unfortunately have to file these claims thanks to potentially dangerous working conditions.

Automated machinery traps, kills 1 Illinois industrial worker

An industrial accident can have many reasons, but one common reason in Illinois is over-automation. Automated machines can often make things easier and can improve the bottom line of the company. Unfortunately, because they are automated, they can also put people in danger and increase the risk of an industrial accident occurring. Furthermore, sometimes there are inadequate safety precautions to help prevent these accidents from occurring in the first place.

Illinois worker falls 5 stories in fatal work accident

No industrial worker wants to fall in a work accident. Typically, these kinds of long falls are the cause of serious injuries or even death. It is enough for even the most fearless to be careful in high places. There are many safety precautions available for those who are working at industrial plants in high places to prevent accidents like this from happening. Unfortunately, these precautions weren't enough for one Illinois man, who is dead after a fatal work accident.

No laughing matter: Illinois mail carrier severely injured by dog

When one thinks of a work-related injury for postal letter carriers, one of the most common injuries that one thinks of is a dog bite. After all, even in cartoons, dogs are often depicted as chasing around postal carriers in amusing sketches.

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