Workers' compensation laws exist in Illinois for the benefit of workers who have been injured or killed on the job in our state. Recently one man died as he worked on a road construction project in a local city. The man was reportedly run over by a bulldozer while on the job site. Pending the results of the ongoing investigation, his survivors may be able to make a claim to our state's workers' compensation board.
In a tragic case of workplace fatality, a 54-year-old Alton man was killed recently when he became entangled in a wood chipper. Exactly what caused the man to become trapped by the machine is not yet known. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting a fatality investigation.