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Farmer killed after being rear-ended by tractor trailer

We often discuss the hazards of working in the farm industry on this blog, as it typically is physically demanding and the use powerful, heavy machinery is generally necessary. These factors can and do contribute to many different and tragic accidents across Illinois.

When farm accidents are serious, know your legal options

While working on a farm can be incredibly fulfilling, it can also be quite grueling, physically and mentally. People in this industry often work long hours doing manual labor, no matter what the weather is. They work with huge machines and animals that don't always do what they are expected to do.

This summer, beware of drunk boaters in Illinois

Illinois residents look forward to getting out on the water to fish, water ski or just enjoy the summer weather. However, because boating is seen primarily as a way to relax and just have fun, it can be easy to forget that operating a boat is a responsibility that must be taken seriously. 

Farm workers face serious on-the-job hazards

The farming industry looks much different today than it did just a generation ago. Machines are larger and more technologically advanced; certain techniques have evolved over time; fewer people may be needed to do jobs that may now be automated. But at its core, farming is still the same in many ways.

CDC: Tractor injuries leading cause of fatal farm accidents

Working in the farming industry can be both challenging and fulfilling. Farm workers take enormous pride in their work and what they provide for others, but their livelihood also puts them at risk of getting hurt in serious accidents by nature of the industry.

Farm explosion results in serious burn injuries for one man

The modern farming industry can be just as physically and mentally demanding as it ever was. The introduction of new technologies and advanced equipment can make the work easier and faster, but they can also present new hazards that didn't exist a generation ago.

Can this app reduce grain bin accident fatalities in Illinois?

Suffocation is a very real threat for those working in the grain industry. Between the possibility of crusted grain breaking, becoming trapped while removing spoiled grain, or drowning in the grain bin, farmers and farm workers who tend to grain handling duties face very real risks on the job. 

Holiday hazards to be aware of this season

This time of year can be quite hectic for people all across Illinois. There is often a lot going on, from holiday shopping to road trips to visit loved ones. Stress and anxiety levels can already be at an all-time high during this season; a serious injury or accident could only make matters worse.

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