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Waukegan chemical explosion

Waukegan Chemical Explosion Video Released

A federal agency has released a video detailing the results of its investigation into a fatal Waukegan chemical explosion in 2019. “Potentially Preventable” The United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released the fifteen-minute video on April 28, 2022. It recreated a deadly blast that occurred nearly three years earlier at an AB>> Read More

Andersonville Fire

Andersonville Fire Injures Area Resident

A raging Andersonville fire destroyed two auto body shops and injured at least one area resident on Chicago’s North Side. Two Roofs Collapse in Blaze Shortly before 7:00 a.m. on April 23, 2022, the Chicago Fire Department responded to reports of a massive fire engulfing Star Auto Repair and Body Shop and Smashy Automotive Repair>> Read More

Illinois Medical District crash

Illinois Medical District Crash Kills Pedestrian

An Illinois Medical District crash ended with Chicago’s sixth pedestrian death in 2022. Building Struck in Crash The fatal Illinois Medical District crash occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on May 6, 2022. At that time, a male was driving a Cadillac southbound on Damen Avenue when he reportedly ran a red light at its intersection>> Read More

GWC Attends DuPage County Building Trades Cinco de Mayo Event

The event took place on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the offices of IBEW Local 710 in Warrenville, IL. GWC Managing Partner Louis C. Cairo and Director of Marketing and Communications Kevin Daugherty represented the firm. Together with dozens of union leaders representing the fine men and women of organized>> Read More

chemical disaster prevention

Lawmakers Call for Chemical Disaster Prevention

Lawmakers have released a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement stronger chemical disaster prevention measures to protect the American people. EPA Updating RMP Rule The letter was sent to EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan on April 14, 2022. Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán drafted the letter, which was co-signed>> Read More

work-related PTSD

CTA Employee Compensated for Work-Related PTSD

A CTA employee who attempted to help a dying coworker has been approved to receive benefits for her work-related PTSD. Man Flatlines on Train In Lisa McKenzie v. Chicago Transit Authority, the Petitioner was employed as a full-time CTA train operator. As part of the duties of her job, she was required to operate a>> Read More

Building Safety Month

May Is Building Safety Month

May is Building Safety Month, a yearly campaign to raise awareness about the central role of building codes in promoting the well-being of the public. History of Building Safety Month This is the 42nd annual Building Safety Month. The initiative was created by the International Code Council (ICC), a construction industry group that produces “model>> Read More