Employees are the primary core of any company. And although employers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, the company's performance and stability relies on employees. These day-to-day operations are not always perfect, however. There are times when workplace accidents occur resulting in workplace injuries, lost working hours and productivity. In the worst case scenario, a work-related accident is deadly.
One such incident in Hennepin County, Minnesota, made headlines recently. This accident can serve as an important reminder to employers about the significance of worker's compensation insurance and workplace safety. There, a 36-year-old Minnesota worker died in a deadly forklift accident. Authorities stated that the employee was working his shift at AA Container and Reload at the time. Police say that the accident victim was stacking bundles of wooded products with a forklift, but when he got off of the forklift, a stack of wood fell and crushed him to death. Multiple blunt-force injuries were listed as the cause of death. Minnesota authorities, together with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, are conducting an investigation into the tragedy.