The leading cause of on-the-job deaths in Illinois is vehicle accidents.
172 people died on the job in Illinois in 2013, up from the year before. Almost a third of those deaths came from transportation accidents. Laura Johnson is the Executive Director of the Iowa-Illinois Safety council.
"It really doesn't matter where your employee gets hurt does it? It is still a catastrophic event for your organizations. So we really push defensive driver training for our member companies".