McCook, IL (March 13, 2020) – Authorities are currently investigating a case involving a man who was killed at Progress Rail in McCook, Illinois on Tuesday morning, March 10th. Matt Barr, 37, an employee of Minnesota based Kato Engineering, was working at Progress Rail when he was struck by a machine part. Reports from OSHA officials revealed that the investigation may take as long as six months to come to a close.
The site of the accident occurred at the 9301 block of West 55th St., within the La Grande village limits. Paramedics reportedly responded to the scene to render aid. Barr was taken to Loyola Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being handled by OSHA.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Matt Barr at this time.
Industrial Accidents in Illinois
Those working in industrial industries are at greater risk of being killed of suffering serious injuries. The inherent dangers of these professions don’t mean that employers don’t have a responsibility for providing a safe working environment. Being struck by a piece of machinery is one of the leading causes of deadly industrial accidents.
93 worker deaths in 2016 involved workers who were struck by objects on the job, accounting for 9.4 percent of construction site fatalities. The families of workers who are killed on the job are entitled to compensation. An experienced Illinois workers comp attorney can help surviving family members pursue all possible avenues for compensation.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you pursue compensation after the loss of a loved one. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation to ensure that the families of the deceased are able to be financially stable. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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