The Illinois’ Department of Labor (IDOL) launched an investigation into the January 27 death of an Illinois Tollway maintenance worker.
In addition to the death, IDOL is investigating the exact cause of a State troopers injuries. The State trooper was injured on the same day as the toll worker’s death while helping people exit an expressway during inclement weather.
Illinois Governor Patrick Joseph “Pat” Quinn III sent his condolences to both victims’ families.
IDOL will be perusing the worksites to determine if the accidents occurred because of violations against Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) workplace safety standards.