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Workplace deaths increased last year in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) recently reported that workplace deaths across the state increased last year, an article of Finance & Commerce reported on December 19. In the data released by the state’s DLI, last year saw more workplace fatalities than 2014 or 2013. Reports revealed there were 74 workers killed last year, a […] Read more

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Stadium contractors face $147K fine for workplace fatality

The two contractors of the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota were ordered to settle fines worth $147,000 after a worker died while constructing the building last year, a December 9 article of Construction Equipment reported. According to reports, contractors Berwald Roofing and Mortenson Construction agreed to the fine imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health […] Read more

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Worker dies in Lakeville industrial mishap

An industrial worker was recently killed after he was involved in a workplace accident in Lakeville, a November 16 local Eyewitness News article reported. Information coming from Lakeville Police said Burnsville resident Mitchell Robert Hauschildt, 28, suffered serious injuries at a Genpak industrial facility located at 8235 220th Street on November 15. According to the […] Read more

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OSHA still investigating deadly accident in Vikings Stadium construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently stated that they are still investigating the recent accident that happened during the construction of Vikings Stadium, where one worker was killed and another was injured, CBS Minnesota reported on September 2. In a report, OSHA stated that the two workers of Berwald Roofing “fell and slid” […] Read more

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1 dead, 1 badly hurt in Vikings stadium accident

A worker recently died and another was hospitalized with serious injuries after they got involved in a construction accident in Minnesota, an article from Star Tribune reported on August 27. Reports said on August 26, two employees of Berwald Roofing Co. accidentally fell from the Vikings stadium roof. Both of the roofers, who were working […] Read more

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Minnesota industrial worker succumbed to injuries after accident

A few days after being seriously injured in an industrial workplace accident, Hibbings resident Patrick Ryan, 22, succumbed to his injuries, according to the Grand Folks Herald on June 5. According to reports, Ryan was pronounced dead on June 3 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Ryan, who was an employee of Cast Corp., […] Read more

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Subcontractor gets $25K fine after fatal Minnesota workplace accident

The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered a South Dakota-based subcontractor to pay a fine after a worker fell and died while doing his job at Sparboe Farms, the Star Tribune stated on January 27. Reports said OSHA ordered Pro-X Builders Inc. to pay $25,000 in late 2014 after farm worker Ruben Esquivel […] 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

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Family receives $1.75m in wrongful death case

The parents of a 21 year-old man who was shot and killed outside a nightclub in 2005 have been awarded $1.75 million in their wrongful death lawsuit. In the early morning of March 2005, a San Francisco hip-hop festival was ending and a crowd of 200-600 people were crowded the streets outside the club. A […] Read more