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Fines For Lead Paint Hazards At Illinois Construction Co

Federal regulators recently cited an Illinois construction company for safety violations which exposed its plant workers to the risk of suffering serious workplace injuries. Authorities say that History Construction Management LLC, of Odell, allowed its workers to be exposed to airborne lead at levels exceeding 40 times the safe limit. It is unclear whether any>> Read More

Construction Fire At Lawndale Injures Worker

WGN-TV reports that a 25-year-old man was injured in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood during a construction accident. The construction worker was performing rehab work with a cutting torch which may have caused an explosion. The Chicago Fire Department received reports of the explosion and fire around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the 1800 block of S. Kostner>> Read More

Illinois Iron Worker Receives $64M After Construction Accident Blog

An Illinois iron worker recently received a $64 million jury verdict after suffering severe injuries in a construction accident. The iron worker fell at the Dekalb construction site and suffered a variety of injuries including closed head trauma and a spinal cord injury. The jury found that the contractors failed to provide a safe workplace at>> Read More

Jury Determines Fatal Construction Death Was An Accident

The death of a construction worker last September was an accident, a jury recently held. The man’s death happened at a roadside construction site on Illinois Route 8 near Legion Road. An Illinois State Trooper said that the man and the bulldozer operator had been working together all day before the fatal construction accident. The>> Read More

What OSHA Rights Do Illinois Construction Workers Have?

In addition to state law protections, most construction workers are covered under the regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act). This federal law was enacted to protect workers across the country from being injured or killed at work. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces the Act primarily by>> Read More

ROUNDUP: Serious Construction Accident Around The US GWC

One of the last deadly construction accidents of 2012 happened in early December in New York State. Authorities say that workers at a Bronx construction site were using a crane to lift a flatbed containing a massive air conditioning unit. The workers failed to secure the cooling unit however and it slit off the truck>> Read More

Proving A Job Site Is Unsafe

Many Illinois construction companies seek to shift the blame for a construction accident to an injured worker. A worker can help counter these tactics by demonstrating that there were OSHA violations present at a job site. Violations of federal workplace safety laws can show that an employer had a history of lax safety standards which may>> Read More

Injury Cases and Discount Fees?

The current state of our economy has had a terrible effect on lawyers: thousands of real estate and banking lawyers have lost their jobs, many recently graduated lawyers have found it impossible to find jobs, and many small law firms have seen their traditional sources of business fade away. Attorneys are resourceful and always look>> Read More

Concussions in Sports Similar To Explosion Blast Wind

A large explosion creates an effect known as a blast wind. Soldiers who are exposed to such a blast wind often suffer serious injuries, including brain injuries. In a recent study conducted by Boston University and Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System researchers, brain tissue from soldiers exposed to a blast wind was found to show>> Read More

GWC Obtains $6,300,000 Jury Award on Behalf of a Local 134 Electrician

On February 4th, 2011, a Cook County jury returned its verdict in favor of the estate of Charles Chuck Ingolia, resulting in an award of over six million three hundred thousand dollars in damages for his family after he was badly burned, and died, in a switchgear explosion. In the aftermath of this November 13,>> Read More