| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
So you think classical music is purely a rarefied pursuit, where what matter are creativity, spirit and soul? The musician's body does not agree.
Not midway through a high-powered symphony. Not sitting near the crashing cymbals in Tchaikovsky's 1812...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:34 PM
About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company.
Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Charter pilot Martin Campanella said he thought he was doing the right thing when he refused to fly a plane he believed was unsafe.
The Forest Hill resident said he was fired after he made an emergency landing with several passengers aboard a 10-seat...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The state agency overseeing workplace safety has opened an investigation into an adult-film studio over a shoot involving an actress who last week tested positive for HIV.
Cal/OSHA opened the investigation Thursday into San Francisco-based Kink Studios,...
| Sep 10, 2013
Whatever the size and shape, all ladders come with a duty rating — the maximum weight each is designed to carry. Most household ladders are Type 3, rated up to 200 pounds. Heavier-duty Type 2 units are rated to 225 pounds. Higher ratings include...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:35 PM
A worker has died after becoming trapped underneath a pavement recycling machine in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, officials said.
The accident occurred around 12:45 p.m. in the 6200 block of South May Street, according to Police News...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Gustavo Briceno woke up Wednesday morning feeling something bad was about to happen, according to his family.
That night, Briceno was doing maintenance in a sewer when heavy rains sent a surge of water down the pipe where he was working and swept him...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:42 PM
A worker was killed in an industrial accident at a Chicago Heights metals plant this morning, officials said.
Crews responded to 333 State St. in the south suburb, where a company called Vesuvius, a metals plant, is listed.
A worker was pronounced...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:42 PM
That Connecticut's congressional delegation is battling for gun safety legislation while trying to have a historic gun manufactory designated a National Historic Park is a perhaps unfortunate coincidence — but nothing more than that.
| Apr 23, 2013
It has been more than two years since Declan Sullivan’s death made headlines, but the story has continued along surprising lines.
It was a national story back in October 2010, as most stories involving the University of Notre Dame football team...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:41 PM
The U.S. Labor Department says Metra violated federal law by retaliating against an employee who complained about safety and has ordered the commuter rail agency to give the whistle-blower $38,000 in overtime pay.
The 22-year Metra employee,...