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National Stop on Red Week is Devoted to Traffic Safety

The second week in August marks a week devoted to keeping our roads and communities safe. August 4th through the 10th is National Stop on Red Week. This event observes the importance of stopping at red lights and stop signs. Whether the roads are empty or you’re stuck in stand-still rush hour traffic, the laws of […]

Regulations Used To Hide Nursing Home Abuse

A recent article from the Los Angeles Times sheds light on recent news regarding nursing home abuse and why people should be alarmed if their loved one is in one of these care facilities. According to the article, there have been hundreds of nursing homes with a continuing record of poor care. Due to the […]

June is National Safety Month

The month of June is recognized as National Safety Month, which is promoted by the National Safety Council each year. The purpose of National Safety Month is to focus on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, as well as in homes and communities. The National Safety Council advises people […]

Illinois electrician dies when mobile trailer falls and crushes him

A 58-year-old Illinois electrician’s first day on the job custom trailers and specialty vehicles manufacturing plant ended in his tragic death. He was killed after the absence of safety pins in two hydraulic leg stands and the inability to use stationary jacks caused a mobile medical trailer to fall and crush him. The United States […]

Illinois Appellate Court sides with firefighter in workers’ compensation case

The Illinois Appellate Court and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission interpreted when an employee can recover workers’ compensation benefits for psychological disability if the accident caused no apparent physical injuries. In the case of Moran v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, the claimant, a Village of Homewood Fire Department lieutenant, responded to a residential fire. While the lieutenant was […]

Workers in Illinois want change in workers’ compensation system

According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, businesses in the transportation and manufacturing industries in the state of Illinois are demanding a change in the workers’ compensation system. The change they have wanted for years now is the elimination of special interests from the system. Doctors in the state of […]

Worker’s fingers amputated in accident at Illinois metal factory

The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has declared that a 21-year-old temporary worker’s fingers might not have been amputated had South Elgin, Illinois-based metal manufacturer Custom Aluminum Products installed proper safety guards to keep workers’ hands out of the metal press’ danger zone. OSHA inspectors investigated an accident after it occurred on Nov. […]

Man injured during trust exercise sues company

An employee of the Addison fire safety company SimplexGrinnell filed a lawsuit in early July against Aurora-based consulting firm Guardian Quest, who executed a team building session for his company in August 2012, the Chicago Tribune reported on July 24. According to the lawsuit filed by Antonio Gonzalez, the mandatory team building activity left him with […]

Friday collision kills 1 UI student

The News Gazette reported that on Friday, May 16 an accident in Urbana killed University of Illinois student, Paul W. Davidson, 30. Davidson was traveling west on University Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. when a car turned in front of traffic and caused a collision. Davidson, operating a motorcycle at the time of the accident, was […]

Woman sues Illinois PD for smashing her face into a jail cell bench

A woman filed a lawsuit against the Skokie Police Department after she sustained several facial bone injuries when an officer smashed her head into a jail cell bench. 47-year old Cassandra Feuerstein of Chicago was being led out of her jail cell when Officer Michael Hart threw her back inside so forcefully, she slammed face-first […]