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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

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...
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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...
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Another Innocent Pedestrian Struck by Rusted Falling Light Pole in Chicago

A woman walking in Chicago’s Loop was struck by a street pole that suddenly fell on her as she walked on the sidewalk near the State of Illinois Building. Paramedics were called to what is known as the Thompson Center at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, to give aid to a woman lying on the sidewalk. They then rushed her to Northwestern Hospital after she...
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Seventeen People Injured at Family Reunion When Staircase Collapses at Scott Colona Family Park

Seventeen people were injured on Saturday, June 22, 2019 when a staircase collapsed at Scott Colona Family Park in Colona, Il, near the Quad Cities. The media reported that at least six fire departments including the Colona Fire Department, the Illinois State Police and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene to take 17 people to area hospitals. They ranged in age from seniors...
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Passengers Faint and Vomit After Forced to Withstand Sweltering Heat on Delayed Plane

In what has been called a "nightmare," Virgin Atlantic airlines passengers heading from Orlando, Florida, to London, England, were on board a plane that then sat on the tarmac for two hours in sweltering heat before it was canceled earlier this month. It was reported that the air conditioning on the aircraft, loaded with families and children, had failed. Temperatures in the plane were so...
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