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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… Read More

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… Read More

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.… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More