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Man dies in Illinois construction accident

In a tragic construction accident in Illinois, a worker nearing retirement died while on a work site. The man was from another state, but was working on a project on an Illinois university campus when he was hit by a beam. A crane knocked a beam off the sixth floor of the building and hit the man in the head and chest, resulting in severe injuries. He was taken to a hospital, where he died from the injuries sustained in the construction accident.

Illinois industrial accident leads to death of worker

A worker in Illinois was killed in an accident while on the job. The worker was employed by Phoenix Industrial Cleaning. As part of his duties, he was cleaning out one of the company's storage tanks when he fell to his death. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is seeking $77,000 in fines as a result of this tragic industrial accident.

Study reveals high numbers of deaths from work-related injury

In a new study released by the AFL-CIO, it is revealed that there are a high number of work-related injury reports and deaths in the United States, including the state of Illinois. There are approximately 150 deaths per day stemming from a work-related injury. In this report on worker safety and health, it lists the states with the highest and lowest numbers of worker deaths, with Latino immigrant workers having the highest number of deaths.

OSHA moves to prevent any work-related injury in temp workers

A worker suffered serious burns in a work-related injury while he was temporarily employed at a Chicago, Illinois area factory. The man suffered horrific burns that eventually claimed his life. According to the report, his bosses refused to call 911 after the work-related injury occurred. The man had to wait over an hour to get medical treatment.

Much of workers' compensation comes from back and neck injuries

A Villa Grove, Illinois worker was eventually awarded over $1 million for a workers' compensation claim involving back injuries. He was employed for many years by the Union Pacific Railroad as a welder. He filed a workers' compensation claim for serious back injuries that required surgery and left him unable to work.

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