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Man injured in Atwood construction accident

One worker was injured after a construction accident occurred when he fell through the roof of the Atwood-Hammond Public Library. According to officials with the Atwood Fire Protection District, the accident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. when construction workers were attempting to replace a roof that had a big skylight in it. The skylight was… Read More

Illinois man rescued after falling into corn bin

An Illinois man was rescued after a workplace accident that caused him to fall into a grain bin full of corn. According to the fire chief of the Danville Fire Department, the man was trapped up to his chest in a 100-foot bin that was full of corn. Rescue crews had to use ropes in… Read More

Workers at correctional facility receive $1.5 million in workers’ compensation

Workers at the Menard Correctional Center located in southern Illinois have received more that $1.5 million after a settlement for injuries that were suffered to their hands, wrists and elbows. The guards at the facility have said that the injuries were caused from the repetitive action of unlocking and locking cells. Fifty-five workers have applied… Read More