Many City of Chicago lawsuits from workers’ compensation continue to drag on as Mayor Lori Lightfoot continues to accept massive amounts of political donations from law firms. I have made many complaints to the Chicago Inspector General, the Federal OSHA. ,and the Illinois Department of Labor. The Department of Water Management just started to drag trench boxes to jobsites again. They left them in the Sunnyside Yard for a long time not knowing they were being followed.
When the Inspector came out in public, the crews started to bring the shoring out to jobsites but not installing them in the trenches. The foreman are still filing false reports shorting the depth of the excavations. The trench boxes are still attached to the rear of the service trucks. Also, excavations were being altered when the investigators showed up.
I was sad to learn the City of Chicago has not settled the lawsuit filed by the estate and widow of Konrad Tucharski. Konrad died completing a secret emergency sewer job for the clout heavy white folks in Sauganash. They were working day and night to get this job done. No limits on overtime. Hmmmm. According to one laborer that refused to be identified, said the water department supervisors quickly added shoring after the death of Konrad. The fire department left the scene and then plates were added. The Department of Water Management is a disgrace. The Water Department hired lots more safety inspectors and the same crap is going on. Illinois Suit 2017-L-008009
According to a source, Lightfoot has ordered all workers’ compensation cases and cases of injuries to be put off as long as possible. Companies that are also getting sued like Ty Lin International might not like the added publicity the Chicago Law Department is attracting. Powerhouse law firms like Goldberg Segalla LLP might need to put in overtime as things are progressing. I am certain Mayor Lori Lightfoot would not like a widow left to starve with children. If you know the high ranking hoisting engineer that was working the pump for double time, please tell him to take a little time off to answer his phone.