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A family has filed a Cook County wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved one, a man who was crushed and killed by industrial equipment while working on a construction project at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center. The victim was using a skid steer loader during construction of industrial fencing and gates at the plant on the west perimeter when his harness on his body had become entangled with the equipment. A skid steer loader is an engine-power machine that uses many attachments to reportedly save on labor costs. The Illinois wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the entanglement caused the victim to be thrown to the ground and crushed to death by the machine.

The Chicago wrongful death lawsuit names the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the maker of the loader machine, and a construction company as defendants. The Chicago-are victim was an iron-worker with a wife and three children. At the time of his wrongful death, he had been working for Industrial Fence, Inc. The Cook County wrongful death lawsuit seeks damages great than $50,000.

The term “wrongful death” is a legal term that a death has been caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving, the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product, or the construction of an uninsured structure or building, may be considered under the law as “wrongful death.” The Illinois wrongful death lawsuits are usually filed by family members of the decedent. Some times, these claims are filed in order to obtain monetary damages in order to cover the earnings the deceased person would have provided. Otherwise, they may be recovered to include expenses associated with death, lost benefits, lost inheritance, or pain and suffering.

A 38 year-old man was killed today in an apparent Illinois construction accident. The construction accident on the grounds of the Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the construction accident victim as a Chicago man.

Details surrounding the Illinois construction accident were unclear, but Chicago police said that the construction accident victim was killed shortly after noon in an apparent construction mishap.

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A man has filed a personal injury lawsuit against several companies. The personal injury lawsuit alleges that the companies were responsible for a construction site accident, where a sheetrock fell on the plaintiff and caused a severe personal injury to the plaintiff’s leg. The plaintiff’s medical bills exceed $100,000.

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A Chicago construction worker died yesterday morning when the front end loader he was driving fell seven stories to the ground. The Chicago construction accident occurred at a Chicago Housing Authority high rise at 24th and State. The work was part of the demolition of the Harold Ickes Home.

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A Chicago boy was killed after he was struck in the head by a construction machine driven by his father. The construction accident occurred at a South Side Chicago construction site yesterday morning. The boy apparently fell out of the loader and was hit by its bucket.

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A worker doing routine maintenance on an oil rig received severe personal injuries when a flange fell from a crane. According to the personal injury complaint, the personal injury victim was helping co-workers replace a flange when it fell from a crane and landed on top of him.

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A Chicago warehouse employee died Monday morning after being injured in a workplace accident. While at a Chicago warehouse, the workplace injury victim was hit by slabs of stone. The man suffered blunt trauma and multiple fractures from being hit with marble slabs at a marble warehouse.

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