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Miranda Soucie On Air at Kankakee’s River Country

Miranda Soucie was recently featured on Kankakee’s River Country radio station. During her time on air, she discussed what employees should do if they are injured at work. Miranda states that before anything else, individuals should take care of themselves and seek medical attention.  After that is taken care of, she mentions the appropriate steps [….]


Andy Purcell On Air at WVLI

Andy Purcell, Senior Associate at Spiros Law, P.C. was recently featured on 92.7 WVLI radio station.  While on air, Andy discussed the importance of turning to an attorney for all your personal injury matters, rather than an insurance adjuster. Andy explains that often times insurance adjusters claim that they are there to help you, but [….]


Man killed in industrial accident at Sycamore Mendards

A man from Sandwich was killed after a forklift accident occurred in Sycamore Mendards. According to police officials, the accident occurred just after 2:30 p.m. when a worker was found unconscious. County officials stated that the man was operating a forklift at the pack storage lot when he was somehow trapped in the machine. The [….]


Leaking of liquid causes evacuation at Kankakee chemistry company

The leaking of some type of liquid at a chemical company in Kankakee, BASF Corp., this morning causing the evacuation of the facility. According the chief of the Kankakee Fire Department, a response team composed of hazardous material specialists responded to the call in order to determine what the liquid was and to clean up [….]


Kankakee construction accident leaves one worker killed

A worker in Kankakee was killed after a construction accident occurred while working on a road restructuring project near Lockport. According to officials, the 28-year-old Kankakee man was killed when he stepped off of an asphalt roller and was struck by a semi-truck. The accident is currently being investigated at this time, but the driver [….]


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 [….]


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 [….]


Eight employees at LaGrange Factory sent to Hospital after Acetone Spill.

Police and fire crews were dispatched to a factory that manufactures keypads for electronic devices after employees became exposed to acetone on March 14, 2011. Grayhill, Inc. in LaGrange, Illinois, was the scene of the acetone spill. Firefighters ventilated the area as a precaution even though the scene had been cleared. Eight employees were sent [….]


Fire Causes Damage to Pallet Company Building

Universal Pallets saw damage at their 601 N. Entrance Avenue site from a fire that started in a debris pile last weekend. The fire was under control in about 16 minutes.   According to Dave Harmon, the Kankakee assistant fire chief, the fire could have been much worse and the building could have been consumed. [….]


Workers at Illinois correctional facility receive compensation settlements

Guards at Menard Correctional Facility in southern Illinois have received more than $1.5 million in workers compensation settlement. The guards have said that the injuries were caused by the repetitive action of unlocking and locking the cell doors. The report shows that the settlements are anywhere between $22,000 and $120,000. Fifty-five workers applied for compensation, [….]