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Southside Chicago Chemical Production Company Facing Large Fines Following Workplace Injury

A November 18th workplace injury has led to large fines for a Chicago Heights based chemical company. The company, Polychem Services Inc., has been cited for $63,000.00 in fines in response to one safety and five health violations at the facility. According to reports, a worker was injured on November…

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Two Illinois Workers Injured after Plunging into Deep Hole on Chicago’s South Side

Two Illinois workers were injured after falling into a 20-30 foot deep hole this morning on Chicago’s south side. The workplace injury occurred at the Water Reclamation District’s Calumet water plant which is located at 400 E. 130th St. in Chicago, IL. The injured employees both worked for the Metropolitan…

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Preliminary Investigation Determines that Illinois Worker Deaths were Preventable

An investigation performed by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has determined that a grain belt accident that left two teenagers dead and one other seriously injured was preventable. The tragic workplace accident occurred on Wednesday around 10:00 a.m. in a bin owned by Haasbach LLC in Mount…

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Chicago Man Killed in Workplace Accident

A Chicago worker was killed on Wednesday following a construction site workplace accident downtown. The fatal accident claimed the life of 39 year-old Michael Gryga. According to reports, the fatal Chicago work injury occurred as Michael and another Peoples Gas employee were testing equipment in the downtown area below street…

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Chicago Area Man Killed in Workplace Accident

A Chicago man was killed Wednesday when he was crushed by an 18,500 pound metal coil. The workplace accident occurred at the Material Sciences Corporation located in the 2200 block of Pratt Boulevard in Elk Grove Village, IL. Material Sciences Corporation reportedly provides material based services and coating for use…

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Chicago Plant Explosion Injures Two Workers

An explosion at the Columbus Foods Co. vegetable oil and biodiesel plant in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood left two workers seriously injured last Friday. The workplace explosion is speculated to have been caused by some sort of chemical reaction according to a fire department spokesman. Columbus Foods Co. used the…

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Three Chicago Workers Injured in Slag Explosion at ArcelorMittal’s Indiana Harbor East Plant

A slag explosion in ArcelorMittal’s East Chicago plant injured three contract workers last Friday. According to a factory representative at the Indiana Harbor East plant, the accident was the result of an eruption at the factory’s slag processor at the No. 7 blast furnace. One of the injured workers was…