Predicting when an accident will happen is always difficult, which is why putting safety front and center on any project is critical to help prevent accidents from happening in the first place. This is particularly true when it comes to a workplace accident in a high-risk setting such as facilities construction in Minnesota or elsewhere in the country.
In the wake of a fatal construction incident in Saint Paul last September, the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a report and assigned responsibility for the accident. A 61-year-old worker lost his life when a slab of concrete fell on the cab of the backhoe he was using. The man was employed by Rachel Contracting, which was constructing a new baseball stadium for the Saint Paul Saints.