1 dead, 1 badly hurt in Vikings stadium accident

A worker recently died and another was hospitalized with serious injuries after they got involved in a construction accident in Minnesota, an article from Star Tribune reported on August 27.

Reports said on August 26, two employees of Berwald Roofing Co. accidentally fell from the Vikings stadium roof. Both of the roofers, who were working on the edge of the roof, fell into the snow gutter from an estimated height of 50 feet. One of the workers, identified as a Northfield resident, was killed in the accident while the other individual, who was not named, was seriously injured. Though details of the accident were not released yet, Mortenson Construction Senior Vice President John Wood stated that the two workers were doing standard work when the accident happened.

The Minnesota lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates express our deepest condolences to the family and friends who are mourning in the loss of their loved one.



Hundreds of Minneapolis construction workers learn from safety expert

Over 450 workers in Minneapolis recently participated in an event backed by OSHA to learn safety tips in the workplace, Finance & Commerce reported on May 6.

Construction workers listened to Trevor Taylor on how to be properly protected from fall accidents. Data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed that out of the 828 construction workers killed in 2013 nationwide, at least 291 of them died from falling. In Minnesota alone, five construction workers died from falls last year, state records revealed. Taylor, who is a safety expert, told participants about the importance of properly inspecting their harness before wearing it. The event was part of the “National Fall Prevention Stand Down,” held from May 4 to 15.

The legal team of Robert Wilson & Associates strongly believes that Minnesota workers who are injured in the workplace should get their compensation in a timely manner. If you have been injured while doing your job, our lawyers may possibly help you secure your workers’ compensation benefits to support your fast recovery. Call us today at (612) 334-3444 to learn more about your options.



Construction worker killed in Rochester construction accident

Rochester authorities are investigating a recent construction accident in which a male worker was killed when metal fell on him from a forklift above, KTTC reported on March 1.

Information coming from the Rochester Police said the accident happened at a Microtel Inn and Suites construction site on the intersection of St. Bridgets Road and Maine Ave SE. Construction worker Ben Baird, 30, was below a telescopic forklift at around 12:30 of February 27 when a huge metal attachment reportedly fell and struck his head. Lieutenant Jeff Stilwell believed that Baird’s death was related to head trauma, but the Mayo Clinic will be conducting an autopsy to determine details of Baird’s condition. The state’s OSHA assisted the Rochester authorities in investigation of the fatal workplace accident.

The construction project was developed by PLC, Inc., a company based out of Fargo, North Dakota, and Far West Construction of Utah was contracted to work at the site. In addition to OSHA investigation, PLC, Inc.’s insurance company will review the site.



Subcontractor gets $25K fine after fatal Minnesota workplace accident

The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered a South Dakota-based subcontractor to pay a fine after a worker fell and died while doing his job at Sparboe Farms, the Star Tribune stated on January 27.

Reports said OSHA ordered Pro-X Builders Inc. to pay $25,000 in late 2014 after farm worker Ruben Esquivel Solis, 23, accidentally fell while working on a chicken barn roof in Darwin Township last June. The fine was imposed after OSHA found that the subcontractor failed to provide sufficient safety measures for workers doing work on a surface of more than 15 feet above the ground. The subcontractor did not contest the amount of fine, the report also said, although the case was not closed yet. Records revealed that in 2012, at least 269 construction workers nationwide died as a result of fall accidents.

The Minnesota legal team of Robert Wilson & Associates understands that families are left devastated when their loved ones die while doing their jobs. If this has happened to your family, we may help you get remunerations from the reckless companies and managements liable for your loss. Find out how we may represent you in this difficult situation by calling (612) 334-3444 today.



Fairfax City power line accident killed one employee, injured another

One worker was killed and another suffered injuries in their workplace near Fairfax after they were involved in an electrical accident, CBS Minnesota reported on July 28.

Reports provided by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office said the two employees of Donovan Construction were working on a power line at a Great River Energy construction project at around 8:00 a.m. when the accident occurred. Both of the workers experienced electrical shock, and one died of his injuries. The two were airlifted to a hospital. Authorities did not release information on the condition of the second worker, who survived the accident. Investigators are looking into the cause of the fatal workplace accident. Meanwhile, the construction project has temporarily been halted by Great River Energy.

The thoughts and condolences of the entire legal team at Robert Wilson & Associates go out to the families and loved ones of the affected workers.



Two road workers injured in an I-35 work zone

Two workers suffered from injuries when a vehicle hit their truck as they placed traffic cones on I-35 in Minnesota, ABC 5 News reported on June 22.

According to reports, the incident happened at around 4:00 p.m., northbound of Interstate 35 on Cliff Road. Workers Ronald McDein, 43, and Dennis Scott, 57, were reportedly blocking a road lane for construction work when the accident occurred. McDein sustained serious injuries from the accident while Scott sustained minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle that struck the workers was not injured. The Minnesota Department of Transportation cautioned motorists to be aware of road workers.

Unfortunately, road workers often suffer serious injuries from negligent motorists which results in great monetary loss due to the expensive medical care they need for recovery. If you have been injured in a situation like this, a lawyer may work for you to win your much needed workers’ compensation benefits. Find out how the attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates may advocate for you today by calling (612) 334-3444.



Construction firm fined $7k in bridge accident

A construction firm in Minnesota was ordered to pay a fine worth $7,000 in connection to an accident that occurred last November in which a worker fell from a bridge on I-90, LaCrosseTribune.com reported on April 10.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers Ames Construction’s violation as “serious” after 19-year-old Logan Goodell fell from a bridge from an estimated height of 45 feet. Goodell suffered serious injuries after falling from the bridge on November 9, 2013. Though Goodell was properly restrained by harnesses, OSHA said that workers who are doing a job on a surface that is six feet or higher should have more protections in place to prevent falls.

Our lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates advocate for workers in Minnesota who have sustained injuries in their workplace, helping them get the workers’ compensation benefits they need. To discuss your workplace injury with us and how we might be able to help you pursue these benefits, call us at (612) 334-3444 today.



Injured bridge worker recovering

The construction worker who sustained serious injuries after falling from a bridge several weeks ago is consistently recovering, a report from Houston County News stated on Thursday, December 5.

A company representative of Ames Construction said 19-year-old Logan Goodell is in remarkably good condition after falling from the bridge on Interstate 90 Wednesday, November 6. The firm’s vice president, Roger McBride, confirmed that Goodell is still in the hospital and he is getting well every day.

Goodell, who was wearing a harness while putting in concrete forms, sustained critical injuries when he accidentally fell from the bridge with a height of almost 45 feet. A probe into the accident is currently being conducted by the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to figure out if safety violations caused the incident.

Sustaining serious injuries in the workplace may prevent you from performing your daily duties and may eventually affect your income. Fortunately, you may be owed workers’ compensation, something which our Minnesota-based lawyers from Robert Wilson & Associates can help injured workers with. Learn more about how we can help you in this difficult time by calling 612-334-3444.



Maplewood construction worker fatally injured at workplace

A worker operating a crane at a construction site in Maplewood recently died after the heavy equipment he was operating tipped, a report from the Pioneer Press stated.

According to reports, the accident occurred near St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church on the afternoon of Monday, October 18 when Cory Lewellin became trapped inside the cab of a crane after it accidentally toppled. Lewellin was extracted from the half submerged crane enclosure with the help of other workers and responding rescuers.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration said they are going to investigate and review the details of the accident to determine what the cause of the fatal incident was.



Three workers injured on the job

Three Nor-Son employees were injured Friday, Sept. 20th while working on Timberwood Church in Nisswa, Minnesota. The construction workers suffered non-life threatening injuries when multiple trusses collapsed at the site.

Two workers were treated at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, while the other was treated at North Memorial Medical Center. All three had yet to be released as of Friday night.

The company as well as the Nisswa Police Department refused to release the names of the injured workers out of respect for their privacy.

Being injured in the workplace is difficult on the victim emotionally, physically, and economically. When something like this happens to us or someone we love, we aren’t always sure of what steps to take to receive appropriate compensation. The attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates are here to help victims in Minnesota through this difficult time. If you have been injured on the job and would like to file a workers compensation claim, give us a call at (612) 334-3444.



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