A construction site became the scene of an accident following a serious fall that injured multiple workers and a subcontractor. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration — a federal agency that investigates workplace accidents in Illinois and across the country — plans to investigate the events leading up the fall. Continue reading “4 workers sent to hospital after construction accident”
When conducting roadwork, construction workers in Illinois have to deal with motor vehicles passing by at high rates of speed in addition to the daily hazards of construction work. Four out-of-state road workers were injured in a construction accident after one motorist struck them with his vehicle. Continue reading “4 hit, 2 injured in serious construction accident”
Without workers brave enough to scale the sides of buildings or work in other dangerous areas, construction sites would be mostly empty and progress would likely slow to a crawl in Illinois. Fortunately, there are a number of men and women who fill the role of construction workers. Continue reading “Failed scaffolding results in construction accident, kills 3”
Scaffolding can be a quick and efficient way to get construction workers up to higher floors or areas that need attention or work. The safety of scaffolds and the workers who use them should be a high priority on virtually any Illinois worksite. Continue reading “Scaffolds common cause of a construction accident”
The bright yellow hard hats that many construction workers don aren’t a fashion statement or international uniform requirement. These hard hats are intended to protect Illinois workers from various hazards that they may encounter while on a work site. While workers and contract employees are usually required to wear these helmets, the policy regarding other individuals, such as those delivering materials, is less clear. Continue reading “Tape measure becomes deadly in fatal construction accident”
While many construction accidents may appear to deal with workers who have fallen, falling debris can actually pose significant danger to many who are employed in the construction industry. A recent construction accident occurred when a worker was struck by falling equipment. Continue reading “Falling debris injures man in construction accident”
While some in Illinois may view construction sites as an inherently risky place to be, proper safety protocols can ensure the well-being of construction workers. No matter the setting, employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment for employees. Continue reading “Fatal construction accident under investigation by OSHA”
Those workers who have chosen a career in construction know that, while the job is physically hard, it comes with its own feeling of accomplishment when the work has been completed. One man, who may have experienced that satisfied feeling of completing a job many times in his long career, has been killed after suffering injuries in a construction accident. Continue reading “Man charged after construction accident kills worker”
A recent hike in the speed limit on some Illinois roads may pose a danger to some workers. Road work on certain highways requires a reduced speed in order to protect construct workers who generally work in close proximity to moving vehicles. Workers who are hit and sustain a road construction site injury might be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police took part in National Work Zone Awareness Week. As the weather gets warmer, more people are out on the roads and more road construction takes place. The probability of a road construction accident happening also rises during this time.