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Two officers injured in Minneapolis accident

Two on duty Minneapolis police officers sustained injuries after their patrol vehicle was hit, CBS Minnesota reported on December 28. The two police officers, whose names were withheld, reportedly were on their way to an emergency situation at around 2:00 p.m. when the side of their patrol car was struck by another vehicle at the […] Read more

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Injured St. Cloud fireman denied workers’ compensation benefits

A St. Cloud fireman who suffered injuries while responding to a fire several months ago received a denial of his workers’ compensation claim, SC Times reported on December 14. Freeport volunteer firefighter,  50-year-old Jerry Hartsworm, suffered injuries while responding to a barn fire that broke out last May. Hartsworm was admitted to a hospital and spent weeks […] Read more

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Staff injuries at psychiatric hospital spike

Hospital staff at a psychiatric center in Minnesota are reporting increased incidence of assault cases as a result of admitting more mentally-challenged convicted criminals, CBS Minnesota reported on December 6. The increasing assault incidents on staff at the hands of patients in Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center is likely the result the new “48-hour rule” that […] Read more

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Cases of violence against hospital nurses not fully reported

A survey recently revealed that the majority of workplace violence towards nurses go unreported, Fierce Healthcare reported on November 20. According to Medscape Multispecialty, only grave violence incidents against nurses are usually reported. In the report, 50 percent of the respondents stated that they tend to ignore acts of violence in the workplace when they are not physically injured. Other […] Read more

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St. Paul officer injured in train accident

A police officer in St. Paul, Minnesota suffered injuries after the squad car he was driving was struck by a train, an article on Minnesota Daily stated November 4. According to reports, the accident occurred at around 2:00 p.m. of November 3 on Pascal Street and University Avenue. The police officer, whose name was withheld, […] Read more

workplace deaths

Industrial worker killed in Hopkins

An industrial worker was killed in an accident inside a food distribution warehouse in Hopkins, Minnesota, an article on kare11.com reported September 22. Hopkins Police stated that the fatal occurrence took place on September 21 at around 2:00 p.m. inside Supervalu Food Distribution Center. A 51-year-old worker, whose name was not revealed, got pinned in […] Read more

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OSHA examining Kellogg factory accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agents in Nebraska are investigating an accident in a Kellogg’s factory that resulted in two workers injured, ketv.com reported on September 5. According to reports, the accident happened on September 4 when the two outsourced contractors were repairing a waste bin on the property of the Kellogg’s plant […] Read more

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Minnesota police officer hurt in chase

A Minnesota police officer was recently injured while chasing an apparently stolen vehicle, Eyewitness News reported on July 19. According to reports, a university police officer was chasing a vehicle on his motorcycle on Washington Avenue. The woman who was driving the vehicle reportedly did not stop. Then, upon reaching 13th Avenue, the woman made a sharp […] Read more

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Two road workers injured in an I-35 work zone

Two workers suffered from injuries when a vehicle hit their truck as they placed traffic cones on I-35 in Minnesota, ABC 5 News reported on June 22. According to reports, the incident happened at around 4:00 p.m., northbound of Interstate 35 on Cliff Road. Workers Ronald McDein, 43, and Dennis Scott, 57, were reportedly blocking a road […] Read more

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Minneapolis officer injured in foot chase

On May 30, a Minneapolis police officer sustained minor injuries while responding to a fight between two men, the Star Tribune stated. The incident occurred at around 3:00 p.m. when police officers responded to a fight on the north side of Minneapolis. Upon arrival, the two suspects fled and a foot chase ensued between officers and the suspects, […] Read more