Public safety workers unprepared to handle oil accidents

In a January 15 study of the Minnesota Public Safety Department, public workers were found to lack knowledge about how to respond to oil accidents, such as train or pipeline accidents, the Grand Forks Herald stated.

According to the report, safety workers were poorly rated in terms of preparedness. The local governments also lacked trained workers and appropriate equipment for responding to great oil spills and fires, the study revealed. Several trains containing huge amount of crude oil pass through Minnesota every day. The report stressed the importance of training fire crews and emergency personnel to respond efficiently in oil disasters.

Sometimes, injuries in the workplace occur due to insufficient training. If you have been injured at work in Minnesota, the attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates can assess your ability to qualify for workers’ compensation or additional funds. Learn how we may work on your behalf by calling our offices at (612) 334-3444 today.