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Is OSHA doing enough to protect workers in Illinois?

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

In many instances, we will detail workplace accidents in Illinois where egregious lapses in safety result in the catastrophic injury or death of workers. In such instances, OSHA is usually called in to investigate, identify safety violations and levy fines. Continue reading “Is OSHA doing enough to protect workers in Illinois?”

Illinois State Trooper lifts car off of pedestrian crash victim

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Even though we are all getting tired of winter, the fact remains that it is imperative in snowy conditions to slow down. Additionally, if there is an accident, it is safest to remain inside of the vehicle until help arrives in order to avoid becoming the victim of a pedestrian accident. Continue reading “Illinois State Trooper lifts car off of pedestrian crash victim”

Illinois industrial accident claims worker’s arm and then life

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Friday, March 22, 2013.

In an absolutely horrific Illinois workplace accident that occurred last year at Komatsu America, an industrial worker had his arm severed when the machinery that he was working on at the Peoria plant malfunctioned. Continue reading “Illinois industrial accident claims worker’s arm and then life”

Moms and dads distracted behind the wheel risk safety of all

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, March 22, 2013.

We have detailed many behaviors that greatly increase the risk that a driver will be involved in a car accident. Driving safety is critical to avoid injuries for all in Illinois. Continue reading “Moms and dads distracted behind the wheel risk safety of all”

Terrifying Illinois steel plant explosion injures 9 employees

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Friday, March 15, 2013.

Firefighters report that they had been to the Illinois steel plant that had an explosion last week on previous occasions due to workplace accidents, but this was the worst they had responded to. The Occupational and Safety Health Administration is investigating the industrial accident that injured at least nine employees, but preliminary reports indicate it may have been an explosion of natural gas.

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NTSB calls for more safety on railroads across the country

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Train Accidents on Friday, March 15, 2013.

When people do not feel well, they often use the common expression: I feel like I was hit by a train. Railroad accidents are not a common occurrence in Illinois or elsewhere across the country, so for most people, that is a gross exaggeration about circumstances they have never suffered from. Continue reading “NTSB calls for more safety on railroads across the country”

Accident victim refuses to let spinal cord injury stop her

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, March 8, 2013.

When an active out-of-state woman was training for a triathlon, a motorist hit her while she was riding her bike. The impact shattered three vertebrae in the woman’s neck and caused a severe spinal cord injury. Continue reading “Accident victim refuses to let spinal cord injury stop her”

Drowsy workers can decrease workplace safety in Illinois

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

There are several things that can work to decrease the safety of a workplace in Illinois. A critical safety risk that many workers do not consider is being drowsy on the job. Not gaining a restful night of sleep can mean that there is an increased risk for accidents in a workplace.

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Safety tips for Illinois grain storage workers

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Friday, March 1, 2013.

We have discussed on prior occasion the tragic deaths of two Illinois teens that were killed when they were working in a grain storage bin. Illinois and four other states have the highest density of occurrences of grain storage deaths and injuries. Continue reading “Safety tips for Illinois grain storage workers”

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