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Worker death from heat stroke cited as serious violation by OSHA

An Illinois company was cited by the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a worker died of a case of heat stroke that he suffered on his first day on the job. The fatal accident showed the need for employers to break in new employees slowly, the safety agency said. OSHA also stated that companies should let new workers get acclimated to the high-heat conditions with a regimen of rest, shade and adequate hydration.

DUI driver guilty of last two counts in Illinois fatality case

A judge in McLean County has determined that a 25-year-old female driver who struck and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk and failed to report the incident is guilty of leaving the scene of the car accident. The driver has already pleaded guilty to counts that include felony aggravated DUI, having a suspended license while driving and failing to reduce the vehicle's speed to help avoid an accident. A 21-year-old woman was killed in the accident, and her friend was injured but recovered.

Illinois police officer and his dog killed in DUI crash

An Illinois police officer and his canine companion were struck and killed by a DUI driver on Oct. 30. The officer was a U.S. Air Force veteran who had been with the police force since 2007. A statement released by Pontiac police said the officer was an honorable and dedicated man who was deeply committed to law enforcement.

Chicago sewer worker fearful of conditions prior to accident

The sewer worker who died Sept. 18 in Chicago told his family that although he loved his job, he feared his working conditions. The man, who worked for a local construction company, was swept away by rushing waters in a fatal accident that occurred when heavy rains covered the area where he was working and entered the sewer system. The man's employer said the cause of the accident was not yet known.

Illinois driver kills woman, makes partial plea deal

A young Illinois woman will soon accept a prison sentence for causing an automobile accident that killed one person and injured others. Assessments proved that the 23-year-old driver was under the influence of both bath salts and marijuana at the time of the incident, which led to her being charged with aggravated driving under the influence (DUI).

Illinois man enters guilty plea mid-trial

An Illinois man facing DUI charges in connection with an accident that killed a Trenton woman pleaded guilty mid-trial in Madison County Circuit Court on July 19. The man was facing multiple charges in relation to the fatal drunk driving accident. He pleaded guilty to two of the four DUI charges: aggravated DUI resulting in great bodily harm and resulting in death. According to the Madison County State's Attorney's Office, he will be sentenced to serve 42 months in prison for each count, and the sentences will run concurrently.

27-year-old driver pleads guilty to DUI

The authorities in Will County, Illinois have stated that the 27-year-old driver involved in a fatal traffic crash has pleaded guilty regarding his charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol. The fatal accident that occurred in 2011 resulted in the deaths of two elderly women. The man had been said to be driving near Peotone on August 28 when he moved into oncoming traffic.

Man charged with reckless homicide after striking bicyclist

An Illinois man is facing multiple charges involving driving while under the influence and reckless homicide after striking and killing a bicyclist. The victim was reportedly heading home from work when the motor vehicle accident occurred. The bicyclist was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

18-year-old Illinois woman dies in DUI-related crash

An 18-year-old Warrenville woman was killed in a car accident on the evening of April 25 when the SUV in which she was riding as a passenger rolled over. The driver, a 31-year-old male, was later charged with driving under the influence. After being transported to a local hospital from the scene of the accident, the female passenger died from the injuries she received in the car accident. The driver was also transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

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