Two Recent Illinois Work Accidents Result In Fatalities

Fatal workplace accidents, as well as those that occur at construction sites, can happen for various reasons.  Some of these reasons include poor employee training, lack of clear communication, improper work safety procedures, and faulty equipment and faulty machinery.  While some fatal accidents are the fault of the worker, other such fatal accidents are the fault of other parties.

Two recent fatal Chicago-area work accidents have occurred, one in Northbrook and one in Wilmington.

Details on both of these fatal work accidents are somewhat limited.  The exact cause of the accident does not appear to be publicly available at this time.

In the first accident, which occurred on Saturday (May 13, 2017) afternoon, a man died after a commercial mower fell onto him.  The man, who was identified as Richard L. Bowden, 62, died as a result of the accident.  The accident occurred at the Green Acres Country Club in Northbrook.

Additional details regarding this fatal accident can be seen in a variety of sources, including the May 15, 2017 Northbrook Star article titled “Man dies after being pinned under lawn mower at Green Acres.”

In the second accident, which occurred on Monday (May 15) morning in Wilmington an ironworker, identified as Jason Clark, 44, of Bourbonnais, fell from a roof to his death.

Additional details regarding this Wilmington accident can be seen in a variety of sources, including the May 15 Joliet Patch article titled “Fall From Roof Killed Ironworker.”


Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

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