On Jan. 18, an Allina Health ambulance hit an SUV head-on in Buffalo Township. A 43-year-old emergency medical technician was driving the ambulance while a 30-year-old paramedic was in the passenger seat. They were transporting a 35-year-old woman to Allina Hospital at the time of the accident with the SUV, which was being driven by a 51-year-old woman.
In a ruling that could affect truck drivers and other workers in Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that a truck company blacklisted a driver after he suffered and sought treatment for a work injury. They ruled that the retaliation was illegal, and the driver will receive more than $100,000 in restitution from the company.