A man who was working at a Maplewood church died Oct 21. The work injury occurred when a crane that the man was operating toppled over.
Minnesota residents may be interested in an article that discusses one of the lesser talked about effects of the federal government shutdown. The furloughs at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are leaving many workplaces without inspections, increasing future work for the agency and potentially adding to the number of on-the-job accidents.
Three Minnesota construction workers were injured on site at a church early on the morning of Sept. 20. The workers, employed by Nor-Son, had been working at Timberwood Church in Nisswa when multiple trusses collapsed. At the time of the accident, about eight to 10 employees and sub-contractors were on site at the location where a new addition is being built for the church. The addition is designed to be 18,000 square feet and will include space for a worship center and a gathering location.