Minnesota

A Minnesota equipment operator who was looking forward to retiring and attending his daughter’s wedding sadly never got a chance to do either. A large piece of concrete crushed the cab of his backhoe, killing 61-year-old Johnny Valek.

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A Minnesota family is suing an employer for negligence after their relative was gunned down in the office by an allegedly dangerous co-worker.

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Use this map to see what the texting and driving laws are in each state.

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OSHA hasn’t had much to say about the Injury Illness Prevention Plan (I2P2) in recent months. But if you thought that I2P2 was going away, think again. Last week, OSHA issued a White Paper signalling that I2P2 remains very much at the top of its agenda.

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In a reminder that federal agencies aren’t exempt from safety laws, OSHA issued 19 notices of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions against a Minnesota veterans hospital, including lack of guardrails on open-sided platforms, obstructed exit routes, failure to conduct permit confined space hazard assessment or …

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Minneapolis-based Horizon Milling LLC for 17 serious violations for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards at the company’s facility in Saginaw. Proposed penalties total $57,000.
“Employers are responsible for protecting workers …

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