Family members who have loved ones employed in the construction industry in Minnesota should be able to trust that employers maintain strict safety standards on job worksites so that their relatives can be kept safe from injury when performing their jobs. This can include not only implementing safety protocols but educating all workers on those protocols and enforcing their adherence.
Sadly, there continue to be situations in which construction site workers are injured and even killed on the job. In fact, one such incident just happened recently in Delano. The event occurred where some roadwork was happening. Two trucks were on the job site and the driver of one of the trucks had gotten out of her vehicle for some reason that is not known. While she was outside the truck, she was struck by another truck.
Her injuries were so severe that she died at the scene before she could be taken to a hospital for treatment. The results of an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the fatal accident are not yet available so it remains to be seen if any violations will be noted as factors in the woman's death.
When a Minnesota resident must mourn the loss of a loved one due to a work-related accident, they may find a consultation with a lawyer a beneficial way of learning how they might seek compensation.
Source: Star Tribune, "Driver exits dump truck at Delano work site, is fatally hit by other truck," Paul Walsh, October 26, 2017