Industrial worker in Minnesota fatally pinned by wood

An industrial worker in Minneapolis was killed after he was pinned by a wood product that fell from his forklift, ABC News 6 reported on June 29.

Reports said the fatal workplace accident happened at AA Container Sales, Inc. on Humboldt Avenue at around 4:00 p.m. on June 27. Employee Travis James Carter, a 36-year-old resident of Ham Lake, was reportedly utilizing a forklift to pile wood products. At a point when Carter had stepped down from the forklift, wood fell on top of him. A memorial charity fund was established through Wells Fargo for the four children Carter is survived by. Minneapolis police authorities and the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are attempting to determine the details that surround this incident. The OSHA monitors the maintenance of safety in the workplace across the country.

The lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates are deeply sorry this incident occurred and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.

MN to pass bill that promotes women’s welfare in workplace

After passing through the Minnesota legislature, a bill that promotes women’s welfare in the workplace is expected to be signed by Governor Mark Dayton, the National Law Review stated on May 10.

Reports said the Women’s Economic Security Act (Act) will improve the working conditions of women. Under the new bill, created by combining nine different bills, there are also specific protections for pregnant or nursing women. When “Act” is signed and enacted, the gender pay gap between women and men is expected to decrease. Lawmakers hope this bill will be beneficial for business in the state.

Protecting workers’ rights is vital to the health of the population. If you have been injured in your workplace, you should be entitled to the benefits you need to recover. If your employer denied you workers’ compensation benefits in Minnesota, the lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates may help represent you. Tell us your story today by calling (612) 334-3444, and find out how we may assist you.