Posted On: July 13, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Cottage Hills Worker Dies in East Alton Industrial Accident

An Illinois worker died in an East Alton industrial accident on Saturday. According to the Madison County Coroner’s Office, Michael B. Niswandir was hit in the chest by industrial machinery.

Niswandir’s death is not the only tragic work accident to recently happen involving work machinery. On Monday, a warehouse worker died after getting entangled in a cardboard recycling shredder. An investigation is pending.

Examples of Work Machine Injuries:
• Crushed hands and fingers
• Amputated arms
• Lost fingers
• Eye injuries
• Broken or crushed legs
• Nerve damage
• Burn injuries
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Blindness
• Spinal cord injuries
• Dismemberment
• Wrongful death

Examples of Industrial Machinery that Can Cause Serious Injuries:
• Printing presses
• Power saws
• Cranes
• Tractor-trailers
• Power saws
• Punch presses
• Drills
• Grinders
• Shearing machines

Because of the nature of an industrial worker’s job, catastrophic injuries may make it impossible for the worker to ever go back to work again. This is why it is important that you start receiving the Illinois workers’ compensation benefits that you are owed in a timely manner.

We know how important it is to make sure that you start getting the medical care that you need to treat your injuries and for your family to receive the financial support provided by your job.

Cottage Hills man killed in workplace accident at Olin Brass,, July 12, 2009

L.A. Worker Killed in Cardboard Recycling Shredder, Fox News, July 13, 2009

Related Web Resources:
Machinery Accidents, Wrong Diagnosis

Department of Industrial Accidents, Labor and Workforce Development

Chicago, Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer Steve Malman can also help you deal with any disputes with your employer’s insurer about the benefits that you are entitled to receive.

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