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OSHA Investigating Truck Driver’s Death at His Workplace

  A truck driver’s death at a Bensenville freight and distribution center has launched an investigation by federal safety officials.   Worth resident Martin Sum, 57, was performing a routine safety check before leaving on January 7th. While performing the check, Sum became pinned between the open door of his truck and a post at [….]


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 [….]


Coal City Employees Injured in Crash after Octoberfest

Three Coal City employees were injured after their vehicle was struck as they were cleaning up after the annual Octoberfest celebration this past weekend. The three employees, including Streets and Alleys Supervisor Darrell L. Olsen, were cleaning after the end of the Octoberfest activities on Saturday, October 6 at South Broadway and Oak Street. About [….]


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 [….]


Car Crashes Through Store Window

A weekday evening in April saw a car in Skokie crashed through the front windows of a bedding store, causing damage to the store and merchandise. John Belcher, a salesman at the Bedding Experts store located on the 4800 block of West Dempster Avenue, was sitting at his desk on Wednesday, April 18th when a [….]


Family of Dead Trucker Awarded $1 million By Federal Jury

On April 10, 2012, a federal jury awarded relatives of a truck driver over $1 million from a lawsuit claiming the man was denied prompt medical attention after a vehicular accident. In 2008, Donald Wells was driving a semi-tractor trailer truck that careened off an expressway in the city of Chicago. The truck crashed into the [….]


Man dies after being trapped under Pinto Beans

A 56-year-old man lost his life in a Colorado warehouse when he was trapped under pinto beans. Raymond Segura Jr. was working at the Kelley Bean Company in Brush, Colorado when he became trapped under pinto beans. Emergency personnel were called to the warehouse and began digging for Segura. It was reported that dozens of [….]


Welder dies at Coal Processing Plant in West Virginia

A coal processing plant in West Virginia undergoing renovations was the site of the death of a worker by electrocution on July 27th. State and federal officials are investigating how 40-year-old Jason Stacey, a welder with 12 years of experience, died while working in the plant in Maitland, West Virginia. Superior Processing Plant was not [….]