In the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, many residents are expressing concerns about the cleanup of a vacant hospital building. Though demolition of the building is scheduled to occur sometime after Labor Day, asbestos removal will have to be conducted before the building can be destroyed.
Two large dogs attempted to attack firefighters and paramedics in the Chicago area, and the responders were then forced to flee to the fire station to avoid injury. The owner of the dogs was issued 10 separate violations under the city of Elgin's dangerous dog ordinance.
Three individuals badly burned when a grain elevator exploded in southern Illinois have been awarded a total verdict of $180 million. Apparently the three were helping clean out a grain bin and removing their tools when the explosion occurred.
The United States Postal Service ranks Chicago extremely high concerning dog attacks of mail carriers. Chicago had approximately 30 dog attacks involving mail carriers just during the past year.
A private business has been fined and been cited for several safety violations concerning the cleanup at a demolition site, but the business has still taken no action. Most significant concerning this cleanup is the fact almost nothing has been done concerning asbestos removal after close to a full year since the cleanup was to begin.
In a large city like Chicago, premises at a place of business or at apartment buildings are often quite dilapidated. Such conditions can often lead to accidents and injuries resulting in premises liability lawsuits. Unfortunately, such poor conditions can often lead to breaches in security as well.
Just about to begin his college years, a freshman attended a fraternity party. The party was held on campus and included a giant slip and slide. This activity involved people running from a parking lot and then sliding down a wet plastic tarp headfirst. The person would be propelled up a ramp and into an inflatable swimming pool. However, this seemingly fun activity would have serious consequences for this young man's quality of life for years to come.
Though pool manufacturers do have the duty to make swimming pools as safe as possible, it's always a good idea to supervise the activities of children at all times when it comes to swimming. Often children that drown or are injured in swimming pool accidents were only out of sight of the parent for less than five minutes.