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Minnesota sees fewer workplace injuries

A June 30 article of KFGO News revealed the rate of workplace accidents resulting in injuries in Minnesota continues to decrease. According to the Department of Labor and Industry’s Ken Peterson, there were 96,000 workers in 2014 who filed for workers’ compensation benefits compared to the 176,000 injured workers recorded in 1997. The “big drop” in […] Read more

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Ways to handle insufficient workers’ comp benefits

Regardless of the severity, workers who have been injured while doing their jobs should receive sufficient benefits for recovery. Unfortunately, families are often left struggling with a great financial loss when insurance companies become negligent in assessing their claim. Injured workers and their families may take the following actions to prove the workers’ compensation benefits they received were insufficient: Investigate why […] Read more

workplace deaths

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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Minnesota commemorates road workers killed on the job

The state of Minnesota commemorated the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) workers who have been killed on the job in honor of Workers Memorial Day on April 28. Workers Memorial Day began in 1970 as a way to recognize the men and women who have died doing their jobs. MnDOT in particular has recorded 34 fatalities among their employees […] Read more

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Worker hospitalized in Marshall construction mishap

A man working on a construction site in Marshall, Minnesota was taken to a hospital in South Dakota after he was involved in a workplace accident. Information coming from authorities revealed that a worker, whose name has been withheld to protect his privacy, was trapped after a concrete wall fell on him at the Lyon County […] Read more

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Alternative school staff members attacked in Minnesota

A staff member at Harrison Education Center was assaulted by a student on January 7, causing shock and alarm to the Minneapolis School District. This incident marks the fourth assault of a staff member in Minneapolis schools. Reports said there were two other employees at Harrison Education Center who were attacked by students since December, […] Read more

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Four qualifying factors for workers’ compensation claims

The workers’ compensation benefits program is designed to sustain the financial needs of individuals who have been injured while doing their jobs. While a majority of companies provide such coverage to their employees, it is important for claimants to consider the following before filing a claim: Whether your company provides workers’ compensation coverage If your […] Read more

Wrongful Death

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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Abuse rampant in US poultry industry

A recent report of a global organization revealed that people in the U.S. are at high risk of experiencing various hazards while working in the poultry industry, a November 5 article of People’s World reported. A report from Oxfam America found that employees of poultry production companies are at a higher risk of suffering injuries […] Read more

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Workers’ right to report incidents resulting in injuries

Every worker in the United States has a right to report injuries or illnesses that were acquired while in the workplace as mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It is employers’ responsibility to provide record-keeping for their workers to use in reporting injuries or illnesses that have occurred in their workplace. The […] Read more