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IDOT Workers Killed in Separate Accidents: Brings Total Up To 3 Deaths

Wednesday morning 2 Illinois Department of Transportation workers died while painting a bridge in Elgin. The workers’ truck came into contact with a power-line and by the time firefighters arrived on the scene the truck was encased in flames. Both men were so severely burned that they were pronounced dead on the scene. It is as of yet unknown what caused the truck to hit the power-line, but human error or product liability are some potential issues. Later that same day, one IDOT worked died and another was injured in a car accident on one of Chicago, Illinois’ highways. It is not clear yet whether any workers’ compensation claims, personal injury lawsuits, or wrongful death lawsuits will be filed in connection with the two construction accidents.