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    Premises Liability – What You Need to Know

    Premises Liability – What You Need to Know

    Public and private property owners are legally responsible for maintaining a safe property in order to minimize accidents and injuries. This includes any hazardous conditions on both the interior and exterior of buildings as well as on the property itself. If property owners fail to uphold safe conditions that cause injury to a visitor, they can be held financially accountable for damages that are a direct result of that negligence. While slip and fall cases…

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    Statement of Shambrook Family Following Chicago City Council Passage of Bicycle Ordinance
    Posted on December 14, 2022 To

    Statement of Shambrook Family Following Chicago City Council Passage of Bicycle Ordinance

    The Shambrook family reacted to a Chicago City Council ordinance passed Wednesday, December 14, 2022, that would allow for more signage when construction work blocks bicycle lanes across the city. But such a move is too late for little three-year-old Elizabeth Grace “Lily” Shambrook who was killed in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in June when she was bike riding with her dad and mom who were forced into the traffic lane by a Commonwealth Edison truck…

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    Amazon Safety Executive Exiting as Lawsuits Continue for Lack of Safety Measures Following Deadly Tornado in Illinois
    Posted on September 13, 2022 To

    Amazon Safety Executive Exiting as Lawsuits Continue for Lack of Safety Measures Following Deadly Tornado in Illinois

    A lawsuit against Amazon was filed for its lack of safety measures following a predicted tornado in Edwardsville, Illinois, that killed six in an Amazon warehouse, and is questioning the timing of the departure of its worldwide head of safety, Heather MacDougall. Media reports have said an internal Amazon memo dated Monday, September 12, 2022, states she is leaving in a few weeks after just three years with the company. MacDougall’s exit comes at a…

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    Clifford Law Offices Reacts to OSHA Report on Amazon Distribution Center Collapse
    Posted on April 26, 2022 To

    Clifford Law Offices Reacts to OSHA Report on Amazon Distribution Center Collapse

    A federal government agency released a letter on Tuesday, April 25, 2022, that it sent to Amazon executives asking them to review their severe weather emergency procedures following an investigation into the tornado that struck a downstate Amazon Illinois distribution center Dec. 10 killing six people and injuring dozens of others. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) late afternoon on April 26, 2022, released its findings following a safety protocol…

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    UPDATED ZOOM INVITE: APRIL 12TH 9 A.M. (CST) PRESS CONFERENCE  Clifford Law Offices’ FOIA Request Reveals Structural Deficiencies in Devastating Amazon Warehouse Collapse in Downstate Illinois
    Posted on April 12, 2022 To

    UPDATED ZOOM INVITE: APRIL 12TH 9 A.M. (CST) PRESS CONFERENCE Clifford Law Offices’ FOIA Request Reveals Structural Deficiencies in Devastating Amazon Warehouse Collapse in Downstate Illinois

    Clifford Law Offices who is representing the family of a delivery driver for Amazon who was killed during a tornado at its Edwardsville, Illinois facility, discovered through a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request that government-mandated engineers immediately dispatched to the scene after a deadly tornado discovered supporting columns improperly and inadequately holding up the 115,00-foot structure. Also, within three days of filing the initial Complaint in January, Amazon posted a job offer on LinkedIn looking…

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    Clifford Law Offices’ FOIA Request Reveals Structural Deficiencies in Devastating Amazon Warehouse Collapse in Downstate Illinois: PRESS CONFERENCE TUESDAY 9 A.M. (CST)
    Posted on April 11, 2022 To

    Clifford Law Offices’ FOIA Request Reveals Structural Deficiencies in Devastating Amazon Warehouse Collapse in Downstate Illinois: PRESS CONFERENCE TUESDAY 9 A.M. (CST)

    Clifford Law Offices is representing the family of a delivery driver for Amazon who was killed during a tornado at its Edwardsville, Illinois facility, discovered through a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request that government-mandated engineers immediately dispatched to the scene after a deadly tornado discovered supporting columns improperly and inadequately holding up the 115,00-foot structure. Also, within three days of filing the initial Complaint in January, Amazon posted a job offer on LinkedIn looking for…

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    Clifford Law Offices to File First Lawsuit Against Amazon on Behalf of Family of Downstate Delivery Driver Killed at Distribution Center During Tornado
    Posted on January 16, 2022 To

    Clifford Law Offices to File First Lawsuit Against Amazon on Behalf of Family of Downstate Delivery Driver Killed at Distribution Center During Tornado

    On Monday, January 17, 2022, Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a 26-year-old delivery driver who was killed after he was working at an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois when a tornado struck the facility on December 10, 2021. Austin McEwen, an independent contractor of Amazon, driving for an Amazon Delivery Service Partner, was one of numerous individuals required to work during an Amazon “peak season” when Amazon…

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    Grain Bin Entrapment Tragedy Repeats Itself in Downstate Illinois With Death of Worker; Man Jumps in to Rescue Entrapped Worker is Saved
    Posted on January 9, 2020 To

    Grain Bin Entrapment Tragedy Repeats Itself in Downstate Illinois With Death of Worker; Man Jumps in to Rescue Entrapped Worker is Saved

    A grain bin worker in Kankakee County died yesterday (Jan. 8, 2019) after he fell into a grain bin holding 10,000 bushels of corn. Another man jumped in to try to save him and teams of rescuers were able to save the second man. The incident mirrors what occurred in Carroll County, Illinois, 10 years ago when a young man fell into a grain bin and two others jumped in to save him. In that…

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    Posted on December 2, 2019 To

    Another Apparent Rusted Light Pole Falls on Busy Traffic Day Blocking Three Lanes on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

    CBS2-Chicago reported that yet another light pole in Chicago went down, blocking three lanes of traffic on Lake Shore Drive on what was one of the busiest holiday traffic days of the year – November 27th, 2019 – the day before Thanksgiving. Although winds gusted off the lake in what is known as the Windy City, Tara Molina reported that a light pole buckled over and fell right into the middle of southbound traffic heading…

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