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February 2016 Archives

Injured truck driver sues Swift Transportation

Minnesota residents may have read about a recent report regarding a second lawsuit filed against Swift Transportation. In the lawsuit, a former female driver claims that the company is to blame for the permanent injuries she suffered while working for the company.

Hazardous energy dangers on the job

An electrical short in a piece of equipment is an example of a situation in which a hazardous energy release could injure or even kill a Minnesota worker. Those involved in the maintenance and repair of various types of equipment are most at risk of such incidents although others could be harmed if hazardous energy is not properly controlled. It is estimated that close to 10 percent of serious accidents in many occupations result from hazardous energy issues, causing an average of 24 lost workdays per incident for those who must recuperate from their injuries.