Demolition company to settle fine after workplace accident in Elgin

A demolition company in Elgin is facing a $152,000 fine in connection with a construction accident that resulted in a fatality, an article of Chicago Tribune reported on October 18.

Reports revealed that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) discovered that the Omega Demolition Corp. was negligent in the accident that killed Vicente Santoyo, 47, on Jane Addams Tollway. In the citation issued by OSHA, the 45 ton beam that crushed Santoyo in April was “over-stressed.” Santoyo, who works for Omega, succumbed to injuries after the heavy beam fell on him, OSHA said. Santoyo’s employer will either accept OSHA’s finding and settle the fine or dispute the accusations. Omega Demolition is a subcontractor of Tollway in the construction site on I-90 bridge.

The wrongful death lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC in Chicago understand many families have to deal with physical, emotional and financial problems after losing a loved one in a workplace accident. However, if this happens to you, we may be able to lessen your burden by pursuing damage claims from negligent parties. Call us today at (312) 346-8620 to find out how we may work for you.


Truck accident in Chicago proves fatal for young student

A 37-year old truck driver in Chicago fatally struck a bicyclist near the intersection of Milwaukee and Racine Avenue. The bicyclist, who has been identified as 20-year-old Lisa Kuivinen, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital before succumbing to her injuries and passing at around 8:40 that morning. 

The driver of the truck, whose name has not been released, was reportedly cooperative with the police officers who first responded to the scene. He was given two citations: one for driving in the bike lane and another for “failure to take due care of a bicyclist in the roadway”, and he has a court date set for September 15th. 

Lisa Kuivinen studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts.

The Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC understand that families are left with physical, emotional, and financial hardships after losing a loved one to a truck accident. Our deepest thoughts go to the family and friends of Lisa.