Posted on August 30th, 2010
Last Friday evening, two Pennsylvania workers were injured while putting on a fireworks display after a minor league baseball game in Moosic, Pennsylvania, just outside of Scranton. The workers are employed by a pyrotechnics company used at the PNC Field stadium to create post-game fireworks shows.
Authorities did not release the workers’ names or injuries, however a family member of one of the workers injured in the accident told reporters that they were in stable condition. A team of investigators led by a Pennsylvania state fire marshal are looking into the incident to determine what caused the accident that injured two workers.
If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, contact the Champaign workers’ compensation lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on August 24th, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration has officially recalled over 550 million eggs from Wright County and Hillandale egg farms in Iowa for possibly containing salmonella bacteria. Salmonella can get into a person’s gastrointestinal system when consumed in a defective food product and cause food poisoning.
The recalls came after over 1,200 complaints of salmonella food poisoning related to Wright County and Hillandale’s eggs since May. The recall affects eggs sold under the brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, and Kemps. The majority of food poisoning cases reported were clustered in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.
If you or someone you love has suffered from a defective food product, contact the Champaign personal injury lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on August 19th, 2010
Last Friday, 41-year old Traci Gillespie of Urbana was sentenced to 8 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of intent to steal.
In January, Gillespie was caught cutting the tags off of $2,300 worth of Kohl’s merchandise. Gillespie has other prior convictions of theft, burglary, and battery, which made her eligible for an extended prison term.
Gillespie was sentenced by Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis to 97 months in prison with restitution.
If you or someone you know has been charged with grand theft, contact the Champaign grand theft lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.
Posted on August 10th, 2010
Last Thursday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced proposed fines of $16.6 million against 3 construction companies and 14 contractors involved in the construction power plant explosion at Kleen Energy Systems LLC in Middletown, Connecticut last February. The fines are the third highest in history for a single workplace accident.
The accident occurred during the cleaning of a supply line using flammable natural gas. Six workers were killed in the accident and fifty were injured.
OSHA decided on the fines based off 371 complaints of workplace safety violations, including 225 considered to be willfully done. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis stated in regards to the violations, “No operation and no deadline is worth cutting corners and costing a single human life”.
Posted on August 4th, 2010
Four Chicago Police Department law enforcement officers were injured Sunday evening in a car accident involving two-squad cars. Reporters stated that the four police officers were on a chase when the accident occurred, but otherwise no details as to what caused the accident have been released. Authorities were at first unsure if any other vehicles were involved in the accident, however they now believe it was only the two police vehicles.
The accident happened around 10:15 PM in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood at the intersection of Central Avenue and Washington Boulevard. Two of the officers injured in the accident were listed as being in fair-to-serious condition after the collision and the other two were described as being in serious-to-critical condition, though none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The injured officers were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital and Stroger Hospital of Cook County for their injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident, contact the Champaign personal injury lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.