An explosion at a Granite City steel plant over a decade ago has inspired legislation working its way through Springfield. George Bailey was fatally injured when he was burned in the explosion. His family wound up owing medical bills of over $1-million.
Illinois State Representative Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea) is sponsoring a bill that would cut through red tape of disability benefits and allow the families of fatally injured burn victims to receive immediate relief.
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The Burn Victims Relief Act creates the George Bailey Memorial Program to fund medical costs for victims that suffer fatal burn injuries, so their families would not have to pick up the tab while waiting for Social Security to kick in.