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Minnesota recorded its first fatal workplace accident for the year 2017

A major malt supplier located in Minnesota is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after one of their employees died in an accident while in the workplace, an article of CBS Minnesota reported on January 3. According to reports, the accident happened in the facility of Rahr Malting Company on January […] Read more

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Companies involved in fatal U.S. Bank Stadium accident facing fine

After being cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a U.S. Bank Stadium contractor and subcontractor are facing fines amounting to $173,400 in connection to last year’s accident that killed one worker and injured another, an article of Star Tribune reported on June 16. Mortenson Construction and Berwald Roofing facilitated the construction of the new Minnesota […] Read more

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Welder killed in Dayton workplace blast

A male welder in Dayton was killed after an explosion took place while he was performing his work duties, according to a CBS Minnesota article on July 13. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the fatality as James Hente, 37, who was a resident of Osseo. Reports revealed that Hente was working on a pontoon float at 9:17 […] Read more

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Rail yard worker killed in Minneapolis accident

A male rail yard worker in northeast Minneapolis suffered fatal injuries after an accident in his workplace, CBS Minnesota reported on May 26. According to reports, authorities identified the victim as Tyrell Anderson, 29, an employee of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. A railway company spokesperson stated that on May 25, Anderson was unloading track […] Read more

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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 […] Read more

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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 […] Read more

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Industrial worker killed in Hopkins

An industrial worker was killed in an accident inside a food distribution warehouse in Hopkins, Minnesota, an article on kare11.com reported September 22. Hopkins Police stated that the fatal occurrence took place on September 21 at around 2:00 p.m. inside Supervalu Food Distribution Center. A 51-year-old worker, whose name was not revealed, got pinned in […] Read more

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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 […] Read more

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Industrial worker in Minnesota fatally pinned by wood

An industrial worker in Minneapolis was killed after he was pinned by a wood product that fell from his forklift, ABC News 6 reported on June 29. Reports said the fatal workplace accident happened at AA Container Sales, Inc. on Humboldt Avenue at around 4:00 p.m. on June 27. Employee Travis James Carter, a 36-year-old resident of Ham Lake, […] Read more

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One dead in fatal farm accident

A farmer was killed in an accident while working on a southern Minnesota farm, KARE11 reported on June 6. Reports said the fatal accident occurred before 2:00 p.m., the time when responding crews recovered the lifeless body of a man from under heavy equipment. The Dodge County Sheriff and Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner continue to investigate the cause of the […] Read more