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.
Controversy over disability cases filed for employees at an Illinois correctional center could lead to a review of the workers' compensation system within the state. According to recent investigations, a partial permanent disability (PPD) award was granted in nearly all of the 140 workers' compensation cases filed by employees of the facility.