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‘Pain, anguish and loss’: Family to donate money to charity in honor of worker killed in fall from roof of Gurnee home

The family of a 28-year-old worker killed after falling from a roof in Gurnee says his death has caused an indescribable amount of pain and they are donating money to charity in his honor. An autopsy performed earlier this month showed that Braulio Lozano, 28, of Chicago, died as a result of blunt force injuries, […]

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Antioch pallet facility where worker became injured, trapped in accident has over 20 prior safety violations

A pallet supply facility in Antioch where a worker became injured and trapped under pallets during a forklift incident earlier this week has over 20 prior federal safety violations, records show. The Antioch Fire Department and Antioch Police Department responded around 11:05 a.m. Tuesday to Ash Pallet Management, 61 McMillen Road in Antioch, for a […]

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OSHA opens investigation, coroner identifies solar panel installer who died after falling from roof in Gurnee

The coroner has identified a 28-year-old man who was killed after he fell from a roof in Gurnee while installing solar panels Friday afternoon, which is under investigation by OSHA. An autopsy performed Monday showed that Braulio Lozano, 28, of Chicago, died as a result of blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer […]

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OSHA files lawsuit against Waukegan roofing company for failing to pay $360K in fines for worker hazards

OSHA is suing a Waukegan-based roofing company, which has been cited nine times in recent years, alleging the company has failed to pay over $360,000 in penalties for exposing employees to falls. The U.S. Department of Labor filed the lawsuit to force ECS Roofing Professionals Inc. to pay $360,531 in penalties. The U.S. Department of […]

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OSHA cites plumbing company after worker buried alive in fatal trench cave-in in Buffalo Grove

Federal officials have cited a plumbing company and say the death of a 27-year-old worker who was buried alive during a trench cave-in in Buffalo Grove was preventable. Nikodem Zaremba, 27, of Elmwood Park, died around 7:20 p.m. on December 12, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Zaremba became trapped in a hole […]

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OSHA says safety failures, lack of training led to worker being killed in machine accident at Gurnee pizza manufacturer

Federal authorities have issued over $2.8 million in fines to a pizza manufacturing plant in Gurnee after finding safety failures and lack of training led to a 29-year-old worker being killed by a machine. The incident happened around 1:04 a.m. on December 22 at Miracapo Pizza Company, 1910 Swanson Court in Gurnee. Inspectors with the […]

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OSHA cites Amazon after finding workers were exposed ‘ergonomic hazards’ at Waukegan warehouse

Federal investigators announced they have cited Amazon for allegedly exposing workers to hazards that resulted in serious injuries at their warehouse in Waukegan. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said on Wednesday they cited Amazon and issued hazard alert letters after inspections at three warehouse facilities – Waukegan; Deltona, Florida; […]

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Roofing company that performed work in Lake County facing nearly $300K in fines after federal investigation

A roofing contractor is being fined nearly $300,000 after federal officials said the company exposed its workers to deadly fall hazards at job sites in the Chicago area, including Lake County. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said that Araujo Construction Corp faces $277,584 in proposed penalties. The proposed penalties […]