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Air conditioning workplace accident leaves one woman dead

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Friday, August 5, 2016.

Handling heavy pieces of equipment and consumer goods comes with the territory of certain jobs, but it can also be an incredibly dangerous endeavor. Illinois employers must provide adequate safety equipment for workers who are tasked with handling and moving especially heavy items. Continue reading “Air conditioning workplace accident leaves one woman dead”

Accidents on the job still underreported in meat industry

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Illinois consumers might be more aware of worker safety the next time they pick up a pack of chicken at the supermarket. A new report revealed that slaughterhouses have recently made safety improvements, but information regarding accidents on the job are still not entirely clear. Continue reading “Accidents on the job still underreported in meat industry”

Most injured workers hurt in same type of accidents on the job

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

No workplace is without potential risks to workers. From dangerous construction sites and industrial workplaces to seemingly innocuous office buildings, virtually all employees are put in some manner of harm’s way throughout the work day. Continue reading “Most injured workers hurt in same type of accidents on the job”

Workplace accident kills 1 employee, sends others to hospital

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Friday, April 1, 2016.

A 24-hour commercial food warehouse shut down operations following a tragic collapse that killed a worker and injured several other people. These types of accidents on the job often leave communities and work places in Illinois devastated. Continue reading “Workplace accident kills 1 employee, sends others to hospital”

Workplace accident kills forklift driver in freak collision

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Where a man dies in a workplace accident, his family is typically entitled to the wage payments and other benefits prescribed by Illinois state law. Each state has a system of workers’ compensation laws that provides compensation for injured workers and death benefits to the families of those who were killed in a workplace accident. Continue reading “Workplace accident kills forklift driver in freak collision”

Accidents on the job: Piece of metal strikes worker, causes death

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Monday, December 7, 2015.

Workers have the right to demand personal protective gear and a safe work environment if they are expected to carry out hazardous tasks. Although employers are bound by federal law to protect their workers against accidents on the job, sometimes incidents still happen. Continue reading “Accidents on the job: Piece of metal strikes worker, causes death”

Accidents on the job are common on the farm

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

New and improved safety regulations and requirements have made the workplace safer for most Illinois workers over the past decades. Even as construction and industrial site accidents have decreased, there is one field that has stubbornly stood out as a continued danger to its workers — farming. Continue reading “Accidents on the job are common on the farm”

What does OSHA actually do to prevent a workplace accident?

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Thursday, October 8, 2015.

After a worker is injured on the job, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration typically launches an investigation into the incident. Some workers in Illinois might already be aware of the federal agency after witnessing OSHA investigators follow up on a workplace accident. Continue reading “What does OSHA actually do to prevent a workplace accident?”

Workplace accident causes amputation of 3 fingers

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Friday, September 11, 2015.

According to safety regulations as prescribed under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Illinois employers must provide safe workplace environments that will not threaten the lives or health of workers. OSHA has enforcing standards that include the provision of assistance with safety education and training. Continue reading “Workplace accident causes amputation of 3 fingers”

Teenage employee killed in workplace accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

The death of a person in a workplace accident is virtually always a devastating tragedy. Most of the time, Illinois employees are simply trying to complete their work duties when negligent or sub-par safety precautions fail to protect them. Continue reading “Teenage employee killed in workplace accident”

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