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Federal agency releases video recreation of how massive explosion occurred at Waukegan plant that killed 4

Federal officials this week released a video recreation showing what exactly caused a massive explosion and fire at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan that killed four employees in 2019. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released the video on Thursday explaining the May 3, 2019, blast at an AB Specialty Silicones plant near […]

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Woman files lawsuit after suffering serious injury during explosion at Antioch restaurant

A Lindenhurst woman who suffered a serious injury during an explosion at an Antioch restaurant in September has filed a lawsuit against the business, her lawyer said. Law firm Salvi, Schostok and Pritchard have filed a lawsuit against Anastasias Restaurant and Sports Lounge, 950 Hillside Avenue in Antioch. LaVerne and Charles Burress, of Lindenhurst, went […]

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Woman injured after explosion at Anastasias Restaurant in Antioch

An explosion on the patio of Anastasias Restaurant in Antioch left one woman hospitalized Wednesday evening, fire officials said. The Antioch Fire Department responded around 7 p.m. Wednesday to Anastasias Restaurant and Sports Lounge, 950 Hillside Avenue in Antioch, for a report of a burn victim. Firefighters arrived and found some type of explosion that […]

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OSHA issues nearly $1.6 million fine to Waukegan company after 4 killed in plant explosion

AB Specialty Silicones was cited for 12 willful federal safety violations and fined nearly $1.6 million following the explosion at the company’s Waukegan plant in May which left four employees dead. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the company for willful violations, which means “the employer either knowingly failed […]