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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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Assaults at Minnesota state mental hospital has doubled from 2011 to 2014

Incidents of staff assaults inside the facilities of mental health programs in St. Peter, Minnesota have doubled from 2011 to 2014 after the state decided to lessen restraint use on patients. According to the Department of Human Services there were 173 hospital staff assault incidents in 2014 compared to the 78 incidents reported in 2011. […] Read more

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Attorney Roger Poehls helps injured baggage handler settle workers’ comp suit

Attorney Roger Poehls of  was recently featured in the StarTribune after helping Christopher “Kip” Hedges, a former baggage handler for Delta Air Lines, reach a settlement in a workers’ compensation case filed against the Atlanta-based airline. Hedges suffered severe back injuries in the course of his job, and filed a workers’ compensation claim to pursue compensation for these injuries. In […] Read more

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Steps to prevent mechanical power press injuries

Mechanical power presses have the potential to cause serious workplace injuries. If you oversee the operations of mechanical power press machines at work, this machinery should be regularly maintained in the following ways in order to help prevent accidents to workers: Make sure that brakes, clutch locks, or interlocking guards are properly working. Workers should conduct daily inspections of […] 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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Minnesota hospital employee badly injured in attack

A staff member in a Minnesota hospital recently suffered serious injuries after being attacked by one of the patients, the St. Peter Herald reported on July 14. According to reports, St. Peter Police were called at around 7:25 p.m. on July 13 after a female employee was assaulted by a 16-year-old patient inside Minnesota Security Hospital. A statement […] Read more

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Minnesota truck operator injured in road accident

A semitrailer truck operator from Isanti, Minnesota became injured when the vehicle he was driving got involved in an accident in the eastern portion of Preston, the Post Bulletin reported on June 30. Information coming from the Minnesota State Patrol revealed that 28-year-old Peter Burhite was brought to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Mary’s Campus due to non-life threatening […] 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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What should I do after a workplace injury?

Accidents in the workplace are sometimes unavoidable and could potentially occur during work at any kind of job. Workers who have been injured while performing their jobs should do the following immediately: Ideally workers who were injured while doing their job should notify their employers immediately after the incident. In some situations, workers may need to prioritize getting emergency […] Read more

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Public safety workers unprepared to handle oil accidents

In a January 15 study of the Minnesota Public Safety Department, public workers were found to lack knowledge about how to respond to oil accidents, such as train or pipeline accidents, the Grand Forks Herald stated. According to the report, safety workers were poorly rated in terms of preparedness. The local governments also lacked trained workers and appropriate […] Read more