Pearl City, IL (April 11, 2020) – Reports from the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office revealed that a worker died in a fatal work accident in Pearl City on Thursday afternoon, April 9th. The report was called into the sheriff’s office from the Pearl Valley Eggs Company food processing plant. The time of the accident was at around 2:30 p.m.
Emergency units responded to the scene of the accident at the 900 block of South Kent Road. The man was found dead at the scene. His identity hasn’t been released at this time.
The SCSD and the coroner’s office are currently investigating the cause of death.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Work Accidents in Illinois
Unfortunately, deadly workplace accidents can and do happen. Even though workers are required to maintain safe working environments, hazardous can happen and lead to deadly situations. Deadly workplace accidents increased by 7 percent from 2015 to 2016.
There were 5,190 fatal workplace accidents reported in 2016. These accidents aren’t unique to a single industry, but certain ones are more prone to dangerous situations on the job. Victims and family members should consult with a qualified Illinois wrongful death lawyer to discuss possible options for compensation.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless families recover after a deadly workplace accident. We want to make sure that you and your loved ones are secured. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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