OSHA probing workplace death in Minnesota

Workplace accidents can be devastating and must be thoroughly investigated to determine why exactly the accident occurred and how it could possibly be prevented in the future.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Minnesota is conducting a probe after an auto parts store employee recently died, an Austin Daily Herald article reported on February 17.

According to reports, an O’Reilly Auto Parts Store employee identified as 81-year-old John Simon Schafer was rushed to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester on February 12. Schafer was pronounced dead at the Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys campus in Rochester. Although OSHA spokesman James Homerman confirmed the investigation, he declined to give further details about the nature of the accident or how the accident victim died. A spokesperson for O’Reilly Auto Parts, Mark Merz, chose not to release a comment pertaining to the OSHA’s investigation.

The workers’ compensation lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates send their condolences to the family and friends who currently grieving over this sudden loss.