People in Illinois who work at industrial sites face dangerous circumstances on a regular basis. Whether it involves large, complicated machinery, hazardous conditions or extreme inclement weather, the list of possible workplace hazards is great. There is always the possibility a serious workplace accident will occur without warning and cause critical injuries or even death.
A man died recently in an accident that happened at what appears to be a recycling company located in an Illinois industrial yard. Emergency workers arrived on the scene late in the afternoon. Few details are currently available about what happened.
Officials think the man may have been stuck in a piece of heavy machinery. They say it is possible he was lodged in a portion of the machine’s conveyer belt. Video taken during the rescue efforts indicate emergency personnel focused their energy on a large piece of machinery that was located on property that seemed to be either an industrial property, recycling company or junkyard.
The man is thought to be about 50 years old and from Illinois. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the county medical examiner. Authorities will continue their investigation to determine the circumstances that caused his death.
Little information has been publicly released about the man who died at this tragic workplace accident. It is possible he left behind a family who will greatly mourn his passing. If so, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits. The compensation they could potentially receive can be used to help cover the many expenses a sudden death can bring.
Source: Chicago Tribune, Man dies in accident at Riverdale business, No author, Jan. 15, 2014