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Ludlow Co-op Grain Elevator Company Worker Injured in a Skid Loader in Paxton, Illinois

Paxton, Ill.— A Paxton grain elevator worker seriously injured his legs in a skid loader accident. The incident happened Monday morning at the facility.

According to reports, the worker was operating a skid loader when the cab separated from the machine’s body, which should not have happened while in operation.

The worker’s legs got caught between the two components of the machine.

No further details have been released.

Thoughts on workplace accidents

Workers should have peace of mind at work and not have to worry about getting harmed. According to the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, employers must ensure their workplaces are safe and free from hazards that could cause serious harm or death to employees. However, in 2022 alone, 4.53 million work-related injuries required medical attention (Bureau of Labor Statistics). More has to be done to keep workers safe in America.

Although we don’t know all the details of what happened here, we know that the skid loader’s cab separated from the machine’s body during operation—something that should not have happened. Why did this failure occur? A thorough investigation can help answer why and whether negligence or wrongdoing played a part.

My hope is that the injured worker will recover quickly and fully; if any wrongdoing is discovered, those responsible should be held accountable for the harm suffered.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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