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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 temporary workers more susceptible to workplace injuries

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

A few months ago, we blogged about an absolutely horrific and fatal workplace accident in Illinois that claimed the life of a temporary worker after the worker was scalded on over 80 percent of his body with a wave of boiling acid and water. Continue reading “Illinois temporary workers more susceptible to workplace injuries”

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 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”

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”

Illinois worker doused in acid, factory delayed treatment

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

In an absolutely awful fatal Illinois workplace accident that occurred at a factory for household and grooming products, a temporary worker was doused in hot citric-acid and suffered burns across most of his body. Continue reading “Illinois worker doused in acid, factory delayed treatment”

Illinois commercial vehicle driver killed in workplace accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

It is not always completely clear if an injured worker is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits following an accident in Illinois. For example, if an office worker is driving on a Wednesday night from home to a dinner date and is in a car accident, the individual would not likely be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits because the accident was not through the course of their employment. Continue reading “Illinois commercial vehicle driver killed in workplace accident”

Construction worker dies in bulldozer accident

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

Construction accidents can be a very serious type of workplace accident. Such accidents can sometimes even result in a construction worker’s death. This can be seen in a construction accident that recently occurred in a neighboring state.

The accident happened last Tuesday at a construction site in Davenport, Iowa. Continue reading “Construction worker dies in bulldozer accident”

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.

Continue reading “Illinois worker dies after falling into ‘chemical sludge’”

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