OSHA cited a Minnesota Security Hospital

A security hospital in St. Peter was recently cited by the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) due to recurring safety issues in the facility. These issues are reported as risking the health and safety of staff and patients, the St. Peter Herald published on August 15.

Though OSHA recognized the safety improvement of the Minnesota Security Hospital in the last two years, an inspection on August 1 revealed that it will have to improve further regarding safety in the workplace. OSHA did not publicize the details of the citation.

A previous report revealed that the security hospital had cases of administrative chaos and patient neglect. Staff members that were interviewed last May revealed that several policies in handling patients compromised their safety.

The Minnesota lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates advocate for workers whose safety is being compromised in the workplace. If you have been injured while doing your job, we may be able to help you get your much needed workers’ compensation benefits for a faster recovery. Speak with us today by calling (612) 334-3444 to learn more about your options.



Worker hurt in Mower County crane malfunction

A crane operator in Mower County suffered from injuries on August 8 due to a crane malfunction, an article of postbulletin.com reported.

The incident happened at around 7:00 a.m. when the automatic safety feature of the 310-foot crane of Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental malfunctioned.  The crane operator, whose name was withheld, was taken to a hospital by a helicopter due to injuries after the crane overturned with him inside the cab. A spokesperson of Dawes said that the injured crane operator was in stable condition. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials are conducting an investigation as a result of the workplace accident.

The Minnesota lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates understand that workers who are injured in the workplace should be entitled to their workers’ compensation benefits to help them to recover from their injuries. If you are having hard time in getting your benefits, find out how we can help you today by calling (612) 334-3444.