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Illinois worst Midwest state in monitoring construction sites and construction accidents

Accidents at construction sites are dangerous and can often be fatal. The Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) is designed to inspect construction sites in order to ensure safety for employees and reduce construction site injuries. In the Midwest, Illinois is the worst state in the region regarding efficiency and number of OHSA inspections. Because there are so many more construction sites that OSHA can inspect, it would take an estimated 121 years for OSHA to inspect all of Illinois’s jobsites. All employees should be aware of their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance and should learn their rights in the case of a construction injury or accident.

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