Most U.S. residents are aware that the majority of temporary jobs offer no job security, but it was recently discovered that temp workers may also be in greater physical danger than permanent employees, even while performing the exact same job. According to information from a study done by ProPublica, temp workers are far more likely to suffer a work injury; depending on the state, temp workers were anywhere from 36 to 72 percent more likely to be harmed than permanent employees of a business. Because of under-reporting seen in many companies, even these numbers may fail to appropriately represent the problem.
The family of a Minnesota man who fell to his death in 2012 filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Renville County. According to the lawsuit, the 28-year-old man died after he fell 60 feet while working at the South Central Grain and Energy facility in Buffalo Lake.
While many Black Friday shoppers in Minnesota may have been lucky to leave the stores without a scratch, the employees of retail stores are not always so lucky. In 2008, an employee was trampled to death as shoppers rushed to get into the store. This year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reminded retailers to take certain precautions to keep their employees safe.