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Minnesota truck operator injured in road accident

A semitrailer truck operator from Isanti, Minnesota became injured when the vehicle he was driving got involved in an accident in the eastern portion of Preston, the Post Bulletin reported on June 30. Information coming from the Minnesota State Patrol revealed that 28-year-old Peter Burhite was brought to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Mary’s Campus due to non-life threatening […] Read more

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Injured St. Cloud fireman denied workers’ compensation benefits

A St. Cloud fireman who suffered injuries while responding to a fire several months ago received a denial of his workers’ compensation claim, SC Times reported on December 14. Freeport volunteer firefighter,  50-year-old Jerry Hartsworm, suffered injuries while responding to a barn fire that broke out last May. Hartsworm was admitted to a hospital and spent weeks […] Read more

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Staff injuries at psychiatric hospital spike

Hospital staff at a psychiatric center in Minnesota are reporting increased incidence of assault cases as a result of admitting more mentally-challenged convicted criminals, CBS Minnesota reported on December 6. The increasing assault incidents on staff at the hands of patients in Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center is likely the result the new “48-hour rule” that […] Read more

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Minnesota commemorates workers injured and killed on the job

On April 28, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) commemorated workers who were injured or lost their lives while working on roadway construction zones with Workers’ Memorial Day held at the Chaska Truck Station.. According to MnDOT information technology specialist Judi Holloway, remembering workers who were killed on duty is important for the department and to the people of […] Read more

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What to do if a workers’ compensation claim is denied

Workers who sustain an injury in their workplace often must deal with not only the medical bills and other expenses that accrue as a result of their injury, but also, depending on the seriousness of the injury, lose income due to time off work. As such, many workers in this situation count on getting workers’ compensation […] Read more

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Minneapolis officer bitten by man

A Minneapolis police officer was severely injured after a mentally ill man bit off his finger. According to police reports, the officer responded to a mental health emergency on the night of April 9 and subsequently had a 54-year old mentally ill suspect bite off a finger on his left hand. The mentally ill suspect […] Read more

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Fund raising event set for injured farmer

A fund raising event has been organized for a farmer that was injured in a farm accident last year. Zion Lutheran Church in Princeton has organized an event to benefit cattle farmer Norman Sawyer, who broke his next in a farm accident April 19, 2012. Following the injury, Sawyer was confined at a neuro-trauma hospital […] Read more

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Finalists Announced for Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals

Three finalists, one of which will replace the Honorable Thomas L. Johnson once his term is up, for the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals were named by Governor Mark Dayton last Friday. According to Dayton’s statement, Judges Bradley J. Behr, Manuel J. Cervantes, and Philip B. Moosbrugger will be undergoing an interview process in […] Read more

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Study finds that paid sick leave prevents future injuries

A new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reveals that workers who are given paid sick leave are less likely to be injured in the workplace as compared to people who do not receive paid sick leave. Not only do the risks of injuries increase, but so does the need for more […] Read more

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Safety inspections don’t harm business profits, says report

Workplace safety inspections do not harm businesses’ profits or sales, the Associated Press reports. Researchers studied inspections conducted by the Californian division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration between 1996-2006. The report found that inspected companies saw a 9.4 percent drop in injury claims as compared to companies that were not inspected. Those same […] Read more