2 Horrific Chicago Accidents Make Headlines in Illinois

City Data recently released statistics that indicate there are a significant number of car accidents in Chicago each year. On average, there are more than 100 fatal accidents that take place on Chicago roads, while more than 240 people are victims of fatal accidents each year. Fifty of these yearly accidents involve pedestrians. Injury statistics…

Construction Site Accident Rates in Chicago Remain High

Thousands of construction workers suffer injuries on the job every year in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a large number of these are fatal. In 2013, there were a staggering 4,405 fatal work injuries recorded for U.S. workers, a large number of which took place at construction sites. While the…

Death and Injuries Result From Serious Chicago Accidents

Recent verified statistics for car accidents in Chicago put the accident and fatality count at an alarming level. According to City Data, there are roughly 100 fatal accidents that take place in the city each year, involving 161 vehicles. At least 240 people were involved in these fatal accidents over the same time period. The…

Red Bull Settlement

“Red Bull gives you wings” – Consumers Claim False A lot of us have heard the Red Bull company advertising slogan, “it gives you wings,” which surrounds a media campaign based in extreme sports like mountain biking, BMX, motocross, windsurfing, base-jumping, snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, skating, and Formula 1 racing among others. As it turns…

Tractor-Trailer Crashes into Closed Construction Site

In construction, all workers are exposed to dangers and hazards every day. However, highway construction workers are the most at-risk in the industry because they must face distracted and reckless drivers in addition to the normal hazards. According to the Federal Highway Administration, there were 87,606 work-zone crashes in 2010. Approximately 30 percent of those…

Top 2 Deadly Causes of Construction Accidents

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, 3,929 construction workers died on the job in 2013. Two hazards were responsible for approximately 50 percent of all those deaths. OSHA explains that falls accounted for 294, or 36.9 percent, of the fatalities. The second most common cause of accident was “struck by object” incidents, which…