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”
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”
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”
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.
Illinois readers of this blog may be interested to learn the details of a construction accident that happened recently in a northeastern state. Three men suffered injuries in the construction accident. Continue reading “3 men injured in construction accident when building collapses”
Construction-type injuries are a prominent source of workers’ compensation claims. The reported incident did not occur in Illinois but it’s illustrative of a type of construction accident that occurs in the workplace. Continue reading “Construction accident kills 1, injures 1 in 30-foot fall”
In a very bizarre out-of-state trucking accident, a truck driver appears to have allowed a transient 19-year-old to ride with the truck driver across a significant expanse of the country. When the pair was stopped and the driver exited the truck to tend to some paper work, things took a very peculiar turn.
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An absolutely devastating pile-up took place this morning in a northern suburb of Chicago. Based on witness reports, it appears as though at the tail end of the morning commute, a school bus full of young children ran a red light, and then collided with two other passenger vehicles. Continue reading “Devastating Illinois school bus crash kills 1 other driver”