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March 2014 Archives

Illinois' Northwestern athletes victorious in employment dispute

In a landmark decision, Illinois’ Northwestern University football team scored a huge victory in the arena of the National Labor Relations Board.  After years of wrangling for something other than student status, the college football players are, at least for now, employees of Northwestern University with all of the same benefits, including workers’ compensation.

Cell towers have become a source of serious work accidents

You probably enjoy the convenience of your cell phone, as many people do nowadays. It took a little more than a decade, but the smartphone market has saturated the country -- and, in many respects, the world -- with glowing devices that let us connect with people all across the globe and play all sorts of games. However, have you ever stopped and thought about what it takes behind the scenes to make your cell phones run so efficiently?

Illinois workers injured due to explosion

A grain facility explosion that occurred on Feb. 25, 2014 resulted in two workers being injured. The explosion occurred at the Gavilon Group facility just south of Warren, Illinois. It is one of 144 grain storage facilities operated by the Gavilon Group.

A closer look at some of the dangers facing warehouse workers

When it comes to the notion of workplace injuries in the industrial sector, most of us automatically envision workers at construction sites or manufacturing facilities suffering all manner of bodily trauma during the course of their physically demanding duties.

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