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Safe + Sound Week 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is administering their third annual Safe + Sound Week to promote workplace safety from August 12-19, 2019. This program is designed to encourage every workplace to have a reliable safety and health program. For the past three years, one week in August is designated as Safe + Sound Week [….]


Accident on Interstate 55 Kills State Trooper

A state trooper was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck on Monday morning during a normal traffic stop alongside Interstate 55 near Litchfield. On the morning of November 26th, motorcycle unit Illinois State trooper Kyle Deatherage had stopped a motorist in the northbound lanes of I-55 near mile marker 62. Just before 9:00 a.m. [….]


Wrongful Death Suit Settled with Family of Worker at Joliet Asphalt Company

A lawsuit brought against a Joliet asphalt company in regards to the 2004 death of a Channahon man has been settled. Jason Shelton, 26, was working at the Gallagher Asphalt Corp. at their Brandon Road facility on a November night just before Thanksgiving of 2004. He was monitoring the flow of sand in a bin [….]


Three Dead in Collapsed Garage at Miami Dade College

A garage structure that collapsed at the Miami Dade College on Wednesday has taken the lives of three workers and left another one missing. The five-story structure in Doral, Florida was under construction and due to open later in the fall. However, around 11:40 a.m. the top portion of the garage fell, creating damage as [….]


Bedford Park factory Sued by Family of Worker Who Died From Acid Burns

The family of a 50-year-old man, who died last year after being burned on over 80% of his body, is suing the man’s former employer. Carlos Centeno worked as a contractor at Raani Corp., which manufactures household and personal grooming products. In November of 2011, Centeno was cleaning a tank when heated citric acid exploded [….]


Man Charged with DUI After Fatal Accident

Early Sunday morning, a teacher in the Ottawa, Illinois  school district lost her life when the driver of the vehicle she was riding in lost control and crashed. Chad Marks was driving his 1997 Ford Mustang on Route 6 in Grundy County just north of Longpoint Road with Brittany L. Judy, 26 as his passenger. [….]


OSHA Proposes Fines at Kankakee Company for Failing to Protect Workers.

A Kankakee company has been cited for failure to protect its workers from asbestos exposure by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and face paying up to $59,000 in proposed fines. OSHA stated the Kankakee Johnson Controls facility failed to require workers to wear appropriate protective gear including respirators and protective clothing while workers [….]


Ranger Falls to His Death While Aiding in Rescue

While helping in the rescue of four injured climbers, a Mount Ranier ranger fell to his death. Mount Rainier is a massive volcano located in Washington State and has an elevation of 14,411-feet. A group of four climbers from Texas were on Mount Rainier in the national park when they fell. The group was tied together and the [….]


Explosion at Arlington Heights Factory Kills One Man, Sends 10 Others to Hospitals

Arlington Heights was the scene of an explosion, fire and chemical leak that killed one man and sent 10 others to area hospitals. Witnesses stated that around 8:30 a.m. on May 22 they heard a loud booming noise that sounded like a car backfiring. Firefighters received a call around 9 a.m. that there was a [….]


Early Morning Crash Injures Window Washer after crashing into Scaffolding

An early morning car chase ended up causing injury to a window washer on scaffolding upon collision with the scaffolding in downtown Chicago. During the early morning hours of April 26th, the driver of an Infiniti was headed east on Ohio Street when a BMW began following the car and rear-end it once. The BMW [….]