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March 2013 Archives

Plant worker suffers amputation in work injury

A worker at Agri-Fab plant in Sullivan, Illinois suffered an amputation in a work injury. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration handed Agri-Fab three citations for unsafe work conditions and repeat safety violations in the plant. The penalties amount to almost $100,000. The specifics of the work injury were not reported.

Illinois workers' compensation death benefits appropriate?

Illinois residents who lose their lives in on-the-job accidents often leave behind dependent family members who must now live without the income that the worker formerly provided. Under certain circumstances, such family members may be able to apply for workers' compensation survivor benefits. This can often help the family make ends meet financially as they also deal with the emotional grief from losing a loved one.

Construction accident injures worker at Illinois hospital

Specially trained firefighters came to an Illinois construction worker's rescue recently after he suffered an injury while working on a hospital roof. The construction accident occurred in Naperville when materials fell on the man as he was working above the fourth floor. The accident caused him to fall, and rescue teams had to use a crane to lower him from the construction area to the ground so he could receive medical treatment.

Illinois coal miner dies in work accident

Coal mining is a dangerous occupation, and despite all the safety measures put into place to protect workers, accidents still happen. A 28-year-old man died recently in an Illinois coal mine, the first fatal work accident at this mine under the current management. The Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals, the Perry County Coroner and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration are all investigating the incident.

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