Fatal Work Accident At Geneva Commons In Geneva

Workplace accidents can happen for a variety of reasons.  Accident causes include errors in judgment; lack of proper supervision; lack of focus on safety; poor employee training; lack of communication; unsafe work conditions; defective equipment; and improper and/or inadequate tools.  Many of these causes can be traced back to poor safety practices and/or attempts to minimize expenses.

As with any accident in which someone has been hurt or fatally injured, a qualified personal injury lawyer can determine if there was negligence involved and whether accident injury compensation may be attainable.  Depending upon the specifics of the accident, the filing of a personal injury lawsuit may be appropriate.  In the instance of a fatal workplace accident, the filing of a wrongful death suit may be warranted.

On this site, Illinois work accidents are listed under the “Illinois workplace accidents” category.  Accidents – many fatal – that happen during construction and/or on construction sites are listed under the “Illinois Construction Accidents” category.

There was a fatal work accident on Friday (February 3, 2017) in which a construction worker died at the Geneva Commons shopping center in Geneva.  While the accident remains under investigation, preliminary reports indicate the worker was attempting to install a sign, and he became trapped between a crane and bell tower.  The worker was identified as Donald J. Tentler, 47, of West Dundee.  He died at the accident scene.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois work accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 7, 2017 Batavia Patch article titled “Autopsy Results Released in Geneva Commons Bell Tower Death” as well as the February 3 Kane County Chronicle article titled “Worker identified in fatal accident at Geneva Commons tower.”


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

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

During this 25+ year period, Elman 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 Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.