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December 2016 Archives

Job-related fatalities spike from 2009 to 2015

Minnesota employees should always be able to trust that their work environments are safe. Employers are legally required to provide safe areas and promote processes and procedures that keep people free from injury while conducting their jobs. Sadly, on-the-job-accidents continue to happen and many of them claim the lives of innocent people along the way.

Contractor and subcontractor fined in fatal stadium accident

Minnesota residents employed in the construction industry know that they work in dangerous settings. From transportation accidents to equipment failures and more, there are several things that put construction workers in harm's way on a daily basis. Employers are required by law to follow specific safety rules in order to keep employees safe and protected while doing their jobs. When those rules are not followed, investigations may lead to consequences for employers.

The most dangerous jobs in America

Knowing the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. is for more than just sharing a fun fact in conversation. It's important to realize the real risks associated with certain lines of work as you enter a vocation. It's also relevant so that you know your rights and the course of action to take in the event you experience a work-related injury. The risk of severe danger is high in the following occupations.

Scissor lift safety in the construction industry

Many people in Minnesota must use scissor lifts in the course of performing their job duties. These tools can be extremely useful yet must be used properly in order to prevent accidents from happning. The Occupational Safety Health Administration provides an overview of some of the ways in which employers can help workers using scissor lifts stay safe.

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