moni Law Offices, P.C.
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Workers detain allegedly impaired driver in construction zone

As we recently discussed, construction workers whose jobs put them on Illinois interstates and expressways are at considerable risk of injury by negligent, reckless and impaired motorists. Recently, some Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) workers actually detained an alleged drunk driver until Illinois State Police (ISP) could get to him.

Man killed by driver in construction zone on Tri-State Tollway

Construction workers whose jobs place them on or along Illinois' tollways and expressways have among the most dangerous jobs there are. Not only are they working with heavy, potentially dangerous equipment, but they're near or in the midst of fast-moving traffic. While drivers are instructed to slow down when approaching construction areas, not everyone heeds those directions.

Chicago winters bring added risks to construction workers

While the Chicago area's brutal weather limits the number of outdoor construction projects during the winter months, many of them have to move forward. That means construction workers have to deal with a number of additional challenges because of the cold weather. These include things like digging through frozen ground and treating concrete with calcium chloride so that it can cure properly.

Fatal Illinois construction accident leads to lawsuit

In September 2017, construction work was underway on a hotel in Waukegan. One of the workers hired for carpentry on the project suffered a devastating construction accident in which he fell 20 feet to the ground. Six days later, the carpenter died from what were described as "catastrophic injuries."

Reduce construction accidents by making safety your top priority

Illinois citizens lucky enough to have found gainful employment in the construction industry will make many sacrifices to hold onto their jobs. Unfortunately, we have learned that personal safety is often one of these sacrifices. We know that Americans need their jobs to provide their families with life's basic needs. However, if you suffer catastrophic injuries or die in a construction accident, your family will be left to fend for itself.

Worker safety hazards associated with construction cranes

When you look around, you see beautiful architecture in the buildings that contribute to our area's commercial success. It seems like a miracle that ordinary men and women are able to construct these impressive buildings. These structures are not miraculous. They are the product of worker skill, training, dedication and talent.

Illinois construction accidents: Know the dangers

Ongoing construction in the Aurora area is a good thing! It is a sign that our community is not just thriving but growing as well. We need this construction to improve our commercial, residential and industrial zones. However, as we all know, construction sites are annoying and worse, they are fraught with hazards to workers and to passersby.

Roofers, knowing your rights may help you avoid an injury

All construction workers are at risk of experiencing a work accident. Construction sites are often fraught with hazards both on the ground and at elevations. Roofers, who routinely work at heights, are always in danger of falling. This is especially so if the people in charge of construction projects do not provide safety equipment and training.

Who is liable for construction worker back-over injuries?

If there is one thing American cities and suburbs like Aurora have in common, it is the presence of ongoing construction. If it seems like building and road construction never stops, consider taking it as a good sign. It means that the place in which you live is thriving, growing and providing jobs for many residents.

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