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How Does a Law Firm Help You During a Legal Battle?

 If you have been injured in an accident, you already understand the stress that comes with the experience. In addition to the physical pain, you also face the anxiety associated with medical care and the ongoing efforts to receive just compensation for your injuries. Ideally, things will go as smoothly as possible following an accident,…


MNOSHA Standards and Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gives employees the right to file complaints about workplace safety and health hazards. Further, the act gives complainants the right to request that their names not be revealed to their employers. Complaints from employees and their representatives are taken seriously by OSHA.   Minnesota OSHA Rules, Minnesota…


CHASE Partnerships

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) implemented a major safety-initiative in 2003 that is designed to reduce the number of injuries, illnesses and fatalities at participant construction industry employers. The initiative — Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) Minnesota — was jointly agreed to in February 2003 by Associated General Contractors of Minnesota…


Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program for Small Construction Employers

Minnesota Statutes § 182.653 subd. 8 requires that each employer in certain specified industries establish a safety and health program known as "A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction (AWAIR)" program. Key to an AWAIR program is the establishment of the goals and objectives of your safety and health program. The goals should be clear and…


Worker is injured in trench accident

A worker with McGrath Electric Inc. in Janesville was seriously injured Wednesday following a construction accident at Watertown Memorial Hospital, according to Watertown Fire Chief Henry Butts. Maas Brothers Construction Vice President Tony Meyers, who was on the hospital grounds at the time of the accident, said the McGrath Electric worker was installing electrical conduits…


Farmer killed in farm accident

GLENVILLE – A local farmer was killed Monday when the bucket of his skid loader came down on top of him. Bruce Mittag, 65, was working between a hay field and a plowed field when the accident happened. “There doesn’t seem to be any logical reason for it to happen, but of course we don’t…


Increased Construction Brings More Fatalities

Minnesota had 13 construction deaths last year, but officials say the state still compares favorably with the rest of the country. Construction-related deaths have risen in Minnesota in recent years, despite industry efforts to create safer work sites. But industry observers said the numbers don’t tell the whole story and note that Minnesota compares favorably…


Former U student dies in hockey arena site accident

A former University student and construction worker died Tuesday evening after falling more than 40 feet at the future site of the University’s women’s hockey arena. According to police reports, Ryan Carmichael, 21, of Forest Lake fell at approximately 7:30 p.m. after the machine he was in — similar to a cherry picker — tipped…