workplace injuries

Minnesota OSHA to probe McNeilus after three workers seriously hurt in blast

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that they will inspect McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing after three of their employees were seriously injured in an explosion, to find out if the company has been compromising safety standards, an article of ABC 6 reported on January 11. OSHA representative James Honerman told reports that they […] Read more

workplace injuries

3 injured in Minnesota workplace blast caused by faulty machinery

A workplace accident resulted in three workers injured in Eden Valley, Minnesota after machinery exploded, a report of Independent Review stated on November 15. According to reports, at 2:19 p.m. on November 10, authorities in Meeker County were notified of a dust collector that erupted outside the building of Schlangen’s Custom Cabinets. Reports have confirmed that […] Read more

workplace injuries

Workplace poster required by OSHA for every employer

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to put a poster in their work environment to serve as a reminder of the employees’ rights and how could they can keep themselves safe in their workplace daily. According to the law, the poster entitled “Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law” should be placed […] Read more

workplace injuries

Employee suffers amputation injury in Minnesota workplace accident

A workplace accident in Le Sueur, Minnesota resulted in an employee suffering an amputation injury to his arm. State authorities confirmed that they are already investigating the incident, an article of Le Sueur News-Herald reported on October 25. According to reports, 31-year-old Jake Krekelberg lost a portion of his arm on October 11 while working […] Read more

workplace injuries

How workers can prevent injuries on the job

Workers in Minnesota often find themselves incapable of providing for their family’s needs after sustaining injuries in the workplace. Depending on the severity of an injury, workers may need to refrain from going to work while recuperating, which automatically translates to income loss. However, below are actions workers can practice each day to prevent such […] Read more

workplace injuries

Corn picker expected to recover after workplace injury in Minnesota

At least one person suffered physical injuries in central Minnesota after he was involved in an accident that took place while he was doing his job as a corn picker, an October 2 article of SCTimes reported. Information coming from the authorities of Wright County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the 37-year-old Watkins resident had his […] Read more

workplace injuries

Risks associated with faulty work equipment

Over the years advanced machinery had been developed to boost up work productivity. However, there are unfortunate situations in which complicated machinery can cause serious harm to workers when it fails to work properly. Below are some of the injury risks associated with malfunctioning machinery: Amputations Spinal cord injuries Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) Crush injuries […] Read more

workplace injuries

Hazards of working in confined spaces

Due to very limited movement and space availability, it is critical for employers to ensure the safety and health of their employees while doing work in confined spaces. Workplaces with manholes, underground tunnels, or any similar spaces can have increased cases of serious injuries in workers if their employers become negligent. Below are the typical […] Read more

workplace injuries

Injuries employees may sustain while inside the office

Individuals should be aware that workplace injuries can also happen inside the offices. Like any other workplace accidents, office employees suffer from loss of income when they sustain injuries while inside their work environment. Below are the usual causes of injuries that office employees may sustain. Equipment malfunctions Lifting heavy things inside the office Slip […] Read more

workplace injuries

Tyson Foods facing $263K worth of fine over serious workplace accident

America’s largest poultry processing company, Tyson Foods is being ordered to settle a fine of over $263,000 after one of their poultry workers sustained a serious injury at a Tyson facility in Texas, an article of workday Minnesota reported on August 21. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reportedly conducted an investigation after a […] Read more