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.

Written by Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC Last Updated : December 4, 2023