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Construction employees at great risk for workplace accidents

In Illinois and throughout the country, construction workers have a high risk of personal injuries on the job. Workplace accidents occur often in the industry. Sadly, a Monday morning accident in another state proved fatal. An investigation of the tragic incident remains active at this time; however, a few key details were immediately clear.

Workplace accidents: Who's at fault if a robot causes one?

Those who work in the Illinois construction industry no doubt understand the high risk for injury associated with their jobs. Construction work typically tops most lists as one of the most dangerous types of employment in the United States. Some companies have begun to implement changes that officials believe may help reduce the number of workplace accidents that occur.

Workplace accidents more likely in factories

Illinois residents who work in factories are at great risk for injury. Factory work, construction, commercial fishing and many other types of jobs are prone to workplace accidents that result in serious, often life-threatening injuries.  Any number of issues may increase a safety risk, including lack of proper training or equipment.

Workplace accidents: Will Illinois mines be safer now?

There are approximately 13,000 mines in the United States, some of which are located in Illinois. The mining industry is prone to workplace accidents. In fact, it is known to be one of the most dangerous industries of all. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has come up with a way to keep miners safer on the job.

Recovery for victims of Illinois workplace accidents

Anyone who has ever suffered injury in a workplace accident in Illinois or elsewhere understands the way such an incident can negatively impact one's life. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be partially, fully, temporarily or permanently disabled. In fact, even minor workplace accidents can cost you time off work and a lot of stress as you navigate the workers' compensation system.  

Staying safe in a machine shop

As a new machine shop apprentice, you may be unfamiliar with all the dangers that are present in your work environment. There are hazards lurking around every corner that can cause harm to a machinist. From minor cuts to amputations and even blindness, there are very dangerous accidents that could happen to you any time you walk onto the shop floor.

IDOT worker injured by alleged drunk driver

Certain jobs are inherently more dangerous than others. Construction workers, for example, are required to work with heavy materials and large machinery, which puts them at a greater risk of being injured than someone who has a desk job in an office building in Chicago. It is for this reason, however, that workers' compensation laws are so important to employees in Chicago. Those who work dangerous jobs should know that they will be protected if something happens to them.

Tortilla maker hit with over $150,000 in proposed OSHA fines

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration handed down a eye-opening number of citations and a rather substantial proposed fine to a food manufacturing company with corporate offices located right here in the Chicagoland area.

The workplace dangers facing cleaning and janitorial workers

On almost any given day, hundreds of cleaning crews are hard at work in office buildings, medical facilities, restaurants and other establishments across the Chicago metropolitan area. While we tend to think of this type of work as being difficult yet relatively safe from work injuries, this is actually far from the case.

OSHA investigating fatal work accident in Chicago sewer

Believe it or not, some of the most dangerous working conditions in the entire city of Chicago can actually be found under the streets that we drive and walk upon each day. Specifically, those workers who brave the city's vast sewer system are always at an elevated risk of suffering serious and even fatal work injuries due to slippery walking surfaces, noxious gases and even high water levels.

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