Fatal Workplace Accident In Chicago Heights

Workplace accidents happen for a variety of reasons.  Some of these reasons include faulty equipment, poorly designed workspaces, defective equipment, poor safety procedures, safety violations, and human error.

There was a fatal work accident Friday morning (January 22, 2016) in Chicago Heights.

The accident happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. at YRC Freight, at 2000 Lincoln Hwy.

Details on the accident and its causes appear somewhat limited.

According to OSHA and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the accident involved a worker, identified as Eric Schneider, 37, of Homer Glen, being hit in the head by an RV panel as he worked in a trailer.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of January 26, 2016, titled “37-year-old fatally struck in head at Chicago Heights shipping company“:

Schneider, who lived in the 13800 block of Hiawatha Court in Homer Glen, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of compressional injures from a workplace accident.

The accident remains under investigation by OSHA.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the January 22 Teamsters news release.

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