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February 2013 Archives

Work accident at Illinois Caterpillar plant injures employee

An Illinois worker is listed in critical condition at the hospital after an explosion and fire at a Caterpillar Mine Equipment Repair and Service Plant in Saline County. The work accident occurred at around 8:15 a.m. on a recent Monday morning in a building that was separate from the main plant. Both Caterpillar and the State Fire Marshal are investigating the incident to determine the cause. In the meantime, the financial assistance offered by workers' compensation may alleviate a lot of worries as the worker tries to get back on his feet.

Work-related accident critically injures Illinois man

Downed power lines are a known danger that can lead to a serious or fatal injury. Unfortunately, a 35-year-old Illinois worker was reported to be in critical condition after a power line fell on his truck. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating the work-related accident, which occurred in late January. As the worker's family endures an uncertain and emotional time in the wake of the accident, they may wish to investigate their options under our state's workers' compensation laws.

Illinois worker electrocuted in fatal work accident

Maintenance workers may potentially encounter several hazards on the job that can cause serious injury or worse. Working around power and gas lines, climbing ladders and using power tools can be very dangerous. Recently, a maintenance supervisor at an Illinois distribution center was electrocuted in an unfortunate work accident. He died a short time later. In the aftermath of this tragedy, his family is likely eligible for workers' compensation death benefits.

Work injury potential: OSHA cites Illinois pasta factory

Most employers take their responsibility very seriously to comply with state and federal safety regulations in order to keep their workers safe. However, some companies, for whatever reason, allow their safety standards to slip, sometimes with catastrophic results. An Illinois pasta factory was recently cited by the OSHA for workplace safety violations that had the potential to cause serious work injury or even death. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported as a result of these violations.

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