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Illinois worker dies after fall from roof in workplace accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Construction Workers’ Accidents on Thursday, May 30, 2013.

A 55-year-old Illinois construction worker went to work a few weeks ago likely thinking that it was just any other Friday. As evening was setting in, the construction worker was making some modifications to the roof of a building in Albany Park in Chicago, when the worst happened. Continue reading “Illinois worker dies after fall from roof in workplace accident”

Illinois worker’s death caused by bulldozer ruled accidental

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Construction Workers’ Accidents on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Back in Sept. of 2012 we posted about a terrible Illinois construction accident in which a 53-year-old construction worker was killed on the job when he was run over with a bulldozer. The autopsy of the victim showed evidence of several fractures scattered throughout the entirety of his body from the impact with the heavy machinery, in addition to severe trauma to his skull. Continue reading “Illinois worker’s death caused by bulldozer ruled accidental”

Landscaper killed when working with heavy machinery

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

There are a significant number of employees in the Champaign area that use heavy machinery through the course of their job. Whether it is in construction work, industrial work, agricultural work or any other job that requires the use of such machinery, there are workers all across Illinois that are using potentially deadly machines on a regular basis. Continue reading “Landscaper killed when working with heavy machinery”

Illinois worker dies after falling into ‘chemical sludge’

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Friday, December 7, 2012.

Last week, an Illinois man died a terrible death while he was on the job. Reportedly, the Illinois man worked as a part of a team that cleaned out storage tanks. The man was cleaning out a tank in Wheeling, Illinois, that housed a chemical solvent used in products like paint thinner.

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Illinois miner fatally injured before Thanksgiving

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Sunday, November 25, 2012.

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”

Illinois teens suffocate in corn silo while working on farm

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Thursday, November 8, 2012.

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.

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Bridge construction worker falls to his death

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Construction Workers’ Accidents on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is in charge of setting the regulations that govern workplace safety. Similarly, they are often the party called in to investigate, lay out changes and deliver penalties when there is a significant accident at a workplace.

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Man shot on the job, widow receives workers’ comp death benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, September 7, 2012.

An Illinois widow is receiving workers’ compensation death benefits in the wake of her husband’s 2005 murder. Reportedly, her husband was working at an Illinois restaurant when a dispute occurred between the woman’s husband and two other employees. Continue reading “Man shot on the job, widow receives workers’ comp death benefits”

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