Minnesota bill on education about brain injuries supported in House

A bill in Minnesota that deals with brain injuries is currently gaining support in the state’s legislation committees. The bill would require that young athletes and their coaches receive education about brain injuries.

In addition to requiring education on brain injuries, the bill would also establish tougher standards for allowing an athlete to return to a sport after they have suffered a concussion. The bill requires that an athlete be given written permission by a doctor before participating in practices or games.

Supporters of the bill are hoping that it will decrease the number of traumatic brain injuries that occur in school sports.

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury while playing sports, please contact the Minnesota traumatic brain injury lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Teenage girl injured in head-on car accident

A 17-year-old girl was seriously injured last Friday morning in Forest Lake, MN, when her car crashed into a pickup truck.

The accident occurred at 7:45 a.m. on Minnesota 97. The teenage girl was helping a passenger in her vehicle look for something in the backseat, when she swerved into a lane of oncoming traffic and hit a pickup truck head-on.

Neither the driver of the pickup truck nor the passenger were seriously injured during the accident. The teenage girl was unconsious following the accident and taken to the hospital. She is currently being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening.

If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident, please contact the Minnesota auto accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Cheese company cited for ammonia hazard at manufacturing plant

Davisco Foods International in Jerome, Idaho was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Association for releasing anhydrous ammonia in its manufacturing plant.

The plant, which produces cheese that sells in Minnesota and North Dakota, was ordered to pay a $110,000 fine for the release of the toxic substance. The company was cited for endangering its workers by exposing them to the toxic substance. It was also cited for not providing adequate safety equipment for its employees.

Anhydrous ammonia is a combustible substance that could be toxic to humans if directly inhaled.

If you or someone you love has suffered an illness after being exposed to a toxic substance at work, please contact the Minnesota toxic substance exposure lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Woman sues Kmart for injuries in slip and fall accident

A woman from Louisiana recently filed a lawsuit against Kmart after she slipped and fell while shopping at the store in September 2010.

In the lawsuit, the woman claims that she slipped on a water spill that was located between two checkout counters. She claims that the spill was in full view of the store’s employees and is citing negligence as a factor in the accident.

The woman is seeking $900,000 from the store as punitive and compensatory damages. A trial by jury has been requested for the case.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact the Minnesota premises liability lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



OSHA cites Tyson Foods plant for eight violations

The Nebraska plant of Tyson Foods, Inc., was recently issued eight safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA inspected the manufacturing plant on Monday, after the plant was found to have a high employee injury and illness rate. It was found that the plant was in violation of eight critical safety regulations, including failure to cover an electrical outlet and problems in the refrigeration system. These problems could cause fires and burn injuries to workers.

Tyson Foods, Inc., has been ordered to pay $66,000 in fines. The corporation will have fifteen days to contest the charges.

Violations of safety regulations at the workplace can cause serious injury to a worker. If you or someone you love has been injured because an employer failed to follow safety regulations, please contact the Minnesota employer negligence lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Fire destroys Minnesota business warehouse

A fire occurred on Saturday at 12:40 p.m. that destroyed a wire warehouse in Hugo. The warehouse belonged to the wire business, Glamos Wire Products.

Calls were made to the Centennial fire department by concerned citizens after they saw black smoke coming from the building. Firefighters from the Hugo department had been in the same area an hour before the outbreak of the fire because of power outages. Investigations into the cause of the fire are still under way, however, it has been speculated that it may have been due to the fallen power lines.

No one was in the warehouse at the time of the incident, and the company will continue business on Monday in a different building.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a fire, please contact the Minnesota burn injury lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Construction Worker Killed at Water Treatment Plant

A construction worker in New York died on Monday while working at a water treatment plant near Rochester.

Early Monday morning, the man and four co-workers were working in a tunnel that was one hundred feet under the ground. The man was operating a boring machine, when he reportedly fell off the machine and was run over by it. The man was pronounced dead at the construction site.

No other workers were injured in this accident, and the name of the construction worker who died has not been released.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed while working on a construction site, please contact the Minnesota construction accident attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Stuntman Sues for Injuries on “Green Lantern” Set

John Franco, a stuntman who worked on the film “Green Lantern” is now suing Warner Bros Studios for injuries he sustained while filming the movie in the summer of 2010.

Franco filed the lawsuit last Wednesday at the Los Angeles Superior Court. Although the lawsuit does not specifically mention the accident that caused Franco to be injured, it does mention that he suffered emotional and physical distress from his injuries and that he now has anxiety because of the incident.

Several other corporations are also included in the suit, including DC Comics and Big Moose Llc. All are being sued for negligence and ultra-hazardous activity.

If you or someone you love has been injured on the job because of the negligent actions of an employer, please contact the Minnesota employer negligence lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Man Killed in Accident Caused by Wet Pavement

A 26-year-old man from Duluth died in a car accident that occurred last week on highway 61.

The man was driving his Dodge Stratus down the highway at around 10 a.m. when he hit a patch of wet pavement. His car then slid off the road and into an embankment. The man was pinned inside of his vehicle for some amount of time before rescuers were able to free him. He was taken to the hospital where he died. Reports have stated that the man was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Investigations into the accident are still being conducted. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died in this accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a car accident, please contact the Minnesota auto accident laweyrs of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Minnesota company announces recall of turkey burgers

A Minnesota company, Jennie-O Turkey Store, has recalled nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen turkey burgers for possible Salmonella contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall and stated that the product should be cooked at 165 degrees Fahrenheit in order to prevent the bacteria from causing an illness in consumers.

The recalled products had a sell by date of December 23, 2011 and were packaged November 23, 2010. The products were distributed to retail stores across the country.

If you or a loved one has become ill after consuming a defective food product, contact the Minnesota product liability lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates by calling (612) 334-3444 today.