A 28-year-old worker died in a construction accident on August 14th just north of New Prague, Minnesota. Also injured in the accident was a 37-year-old worker who was treated at the hospital and then released.
When contemplating the issue of worker safety, most Americans likely think about traditionally high-profile and high-risk industries like forestry, commercial fishing and factory work. However, a startling number of injured workers in America sustain their injuries while working in the healthcare industry. In fact, a recent report released by Public Citizen indicates that healthcare workers become injured and made ill on the job more often than workers in any other American industry overall.