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OSHA investigates fatal workplace accident

A Momence man was killed last week after he fell off a roof in a workplace accident. The man was a laborer at Silva International Inc. and was working when he fell last week. The Kankakee County coroner pronounced him dead at 4:52 p.m. The investigation shows that injuries from the fall caused the man’s [….]


Firefighter killed in huge Illinois fire

A multiple alarm fire ,that involved two buildings, left one firefighter dead after battling the blaze. Firefighters came from multiple communities to help put out the massive fire that occurred in the town square of Pinckneyville, Illinois. Both an antique mall and and an opera house were consumed by the flames. The man has now [….]


Road Show Manager for Bollywood Musician Dies on Route to Illinois

The manager for the touring Pakistani musical group died in an accident while traveling to a performance in the Chicago suburb of Villa Park. Four musicians of the touring group were also injured in the accident. According to authorities, Chtresh Shrivastava, resident of the Indian city of Mumbai, was traveling from Detroit to Villa Park on [….]


Man injured in plow truck fire

A man was killed during a plow truck fire at the Kankakee County golf course due to carbon monoxide  intoxication. The 71-year-old man was the groundskeeper for the Minne Monnesse Golf Course shoveling snow on the course after a blizzard when the truck caught on fire.  The inhalation of the “smoke and smoot” was found [….]


Construction Accident Leaves One Man Dead

Authorities were able to identify the man who died while unloading a truck at a road construction site near Washburn on Woodford County Highway 1. Washburn is located about 18 miles northeast of Peoria. Metamora resident John Glidewell, 62, died from blunt force trauma to his head and neck.  He was unloading the trailer and [….]