In our last post, we detailed the fatal pinning of a coalminer under the machinery that he was operating at the Willow Lake Mine in southern Illinois the weekend before Thanksgiving. Continue reading “Illinois mine will close following death of worker”
Many residents of Champaign, Illinois, may have noticed a severe backup in traffic last night. Tragically, this back up resulted when the northbound lanes of Interstate 57 were closed for about three hours following a fatal pedestrian accident.
An 18-year-old Illinois driver said she was in a hurry to get the vehicle that she was driving home to her mother when she went under the lowered arm of a train crossing last week. She said that she looked to her left and saw a freight train that she thought was a safe distance away so she proceeded.
A workplace accident can devastate a family because not only could the injured worker be facing serious medical bills, but also the accident could render the worker unable to continue working, thereby without income. Continue reading “Illinois miner fatally injured before Thanksgiving”
On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, November 15, 2012.of
Last week, an accident in Danville, Illinois, occurred when a 26-year-old male driver, hit a 45-year-old female driver. According to a local report, the man failed to signal in the prescribed manner, thereby causing the collision. Continue reading “Uninsured Illinois man causes car accident in Danville”
It seems that there is no shortage of construction accidents around the nation, and Illinois is no exception. Construction accidents can be devastating in nature because of the heavy machinery and the inherently dangerous environment the workers operate within. Continue reading “Injured Illinois construction worker files for workers’ comp, fired”
When a pedestrian is matched against a heavy mass of metal and glass on wheels traveling at 60 miles per hour, it is not difficult to imagine which party would come out on top in that scenario. Pedestrian accidents can be absolutely devastating at lower speeds, but at speeds used on highways, it is most often the case that a struck pedestrian is killed.
Last week, we discussed the occupations across Illinois in which workers are most vulnerable to suffering serious injury or death from a workplace accident. Contrary to what may seem intuitive, management occupations, including agricultural occupations have the second highest rate of workplace fatalities in Illinois.
Any worker could fall victim to a workplace accident or injury, whether they are working high-rise construction or sitting at a desk in an office. According to the Illinois Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, in 2010, there were 203 Illinois workers killed while on the job. Continue reading “Which Illinois workers are most at risk for workplace accidents?”