OSHA Investigates Kato Engineering Worker’s Death in Industrial Accident | Law Firm Newswire

OSHA Investigates Kato Engineering Worker’s Death in Industrial Accident

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2021 – A 37-year-old engineering employee died in an industrial accident in McCook, Illinois. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched an investigation into his March 10 death.

Matt Barr worked for Kato Engineering, a Minnesota-based company that sells generators. His job involved traveling to maintain and repair generators. OSHA said Barr was working at Progress Rail near La Grange village limits when he was hit by a machine part. Paramedics from the McCook Fire Department rushed him to Loyola Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

“While this workplace accident was fatal, workers who are injured on the job are customarily entitled to claim workers’ compensation under Illinois law,” commented Paul Greenberg, a personal injury attorney with Chicago law firm Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, who is not involved with the case. “Workers’ compensation provides many different benefits to injured workers, including coverage for lost wages, medical bills and vocational rehabilitation.”

An official with the government agency said the investigation could take up to six months, “based on the statute of limitations.” Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the workplace accident and whether the employer was in compliance with OSHA regulations. The company could get citations for any workplace violations.

Barr started his employment with Kato Engineering in 2011. He was laid off in 2016 and returned a year later. The company is owned by Nidec Corp., which has facilities around the world.

“Employers are required to report all workplace accidents and deaths to OSHA. OSHA is responsible for making sure that employers provide a safe work environment for their workers,” said Greenberg. “This includes making sure workers have protective equipment, proper training and a work environment that’s free of hazards, among other standards.”

Learn more at https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
351 West Hubbard Street, Ste 810
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.222.0010
Facebook: Like Us!
Google+ Contact a Chicago personal injury attorney from Briskman Briskman & Greenberg on Google+.

  • Consumer Safety Group Says Recalls For Children’s Unsafe Products Are On The Rise
    On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at the increase in child product recalls.
  • Man files slip and fall lawsuit against Joliet YMCA
    Slip and fall accidents often result in serious injuries and considerable medical expenses for the victim. In some cases, it may be possible to take legal action in order to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings and more. In a recent case, a man sued the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Joliet, ...
  • OSHA cites pallet maker after workers fall sick from carbon monoxide
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a pallet manufacturer based in Genoa, Illinois, after the company exposed 10 workers to hazardous levels of carbon monoxide. Cleary Pallet Sales Inc. now faces potential penalties of more than $215,000. Department officials investigated the workplace in January this year. They discovered that workers encountered almost 10 ...
  • Illinois driver arrested for DUI after pedestrian death
    A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car while he was walking near an intersection in Irving, Illinois. The driver was arrested and taken to Montgomery County Jail on aggravated driving under the influence and other charges. Authorities identified the pedestrian as Michael S. Adams, 51, and pronounced him dead at the crash ...
  • Illinois man accuses Red Lobster restaurant of unsafe premises
    A man filed a lawsuit against Red Lobster in Joliet, Illinois after he tripped over a push broom inside the restaurant. He claimed he suffered “severe and permanent injuries” due to the accident. James Pruitt had visited the eatery in May 2016. He allegedly tripped over the broom and fell while following a host who ...

The Chicago Injury Alert Podcast

  • Dogs Bites Are Serious
    <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/2022/06/dogs-bites-are-serious/" title="Dogs Bites Are Serious" rel="nofollow"><img width="300" height="300" src="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-700x700.jpg 700w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-500x500.jpg 500w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-560x560.jpg 560w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-100x100.jpg 100w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-210x210.jpg 210w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-175x175.jpg 175w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-50x50.jpg 50w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p>On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at how you can recover compensation for your medical bills if you were bitten or attacked by a dog.</p>
    The post <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/2022/06/dogs-bites-are-serious/">Dogs Bites Are Serious</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com">Briskman Briskman & Greenberg</a>.
  • Here’s What You Need to Do If You’ve Been Involved in a Pedestrian Accident
    <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/2022/05/heres-what-you-need-to-do-if-youve-been-involved-in-a-pedestrian-accident/" title="Here’s What You Need to Do If You’ve Been Involved in a Pedestrian Accident" rel="nofollow"><img width="300" height="300" src="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-700x700.jpg 700w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-500x500.jpg 500w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-560x560.jpg 560w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-100x100.jpg 100w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-210x210.jpg 210w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-175x175.jpg 175w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-50x50.jpg 50w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p>On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at what you should do if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident.</p>
    The post <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/2022/05/heres-what-you-need-to-do-if-youve-been-involved-in-a-pedestrian-accident/">Here’s What You Need to Do If You’ve Been Involved in a Pedestrian Accident</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com">Briskman Briskman & Greenberg</a>.
  • Severe Car Accident Injuries Are Quite Common
    <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/2022/04/severe-car-accident-injuries-are-quite-common/" title="Severe Car Accident Injuries Are Quite Common" rel="nofollow"><img width="300" height="300" src="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-700x700.jpg 700w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-500x500.jpg 500w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-560x560.jpg 560w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-100x100.jpg 100w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-210x210.jpg 210w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-175x175.jpg 175w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-50x50.jpg 50w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p>On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at serious car accidents, and what impact injuries and penetrating trauma means relative to crash-related injuries.</p>
    The post <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/2022/04/severe-car-accident-injuries-are-quite-common/">Severe Car Accident Injuries Are Quite Common</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com">Briskman Briskman & Greenberg</a>.
  • Are You Looking For a Car Accident Attorney? Here Are a Few Things You Need to Know
    <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/2022/03/are-you-looking-for-a-car-accident-attorney-here-are-a-few-things-you-need-to-know/" title="Are You Looking For a Car Accident Attorney? Here Are a Few Things You Need to Know" rel="nofollow"><img width="300" height="300" src="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-700x700.jpg 700w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-500x500.jpg 500w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-560x560.jpg 560w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-100x100.jpg 100w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-210x210.jpg 210w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-175x175.jpg 175w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-50x50.jpg 50w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p>On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we explain what to look for in a car accident attorney after you or a loved one has been involved in an accident.</p>
    The post <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/2022/03/are-you-looking-for-a-car-accident-attorney-here-are-a-few-things-you-need-to-know/">Are You Looking For a Car Accident Attorney? Here Are a Few Things You Need to Know</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com">Briskman Briskman & Greenberg</a>.
  • Pandemic Fatal Car Accidents are on the Rise
    <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/2022/02/pandemic-fatal-car-accidents-are-on-the-rise/" title="Pandemic Fatal Car Accidents are on the Rise" rel="nofollow"><img width="300" height="300" src="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-700x700.jpg 700w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-500x500.jpg 500w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-560x560.jpg 560w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-100x100.jpg 100w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-210x210.jpg 210w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-175x175.jpg 175w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final-50x50.jpg 50w, https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Briskman_Podcast_Cover_Final.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p>On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, while road traffic was significantly down during 2020 and 2021, the rate of fatal accidents were higher than previous years. This is due to drivers participating in more dangerous types of driving during the pandemic.</p>
    The post <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/2022/02/pandemic-fatal-car-accidents-are-on-the-rise/">Pandemic Fatal Car Accidents are on the Rise</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com">Briskman Briskman & Greenberg</a>.



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required