Dealing with back pain is a part of the daily lives of many people in Minnesota, and the jobs they do are often the reason for this chronic pain. Your back injury can cause gradual discomfort that could develop into a debilitating condition that could jeopardize your earning potential. Conversely, if you fall from a ladder, scaffold or other elevated space, slip and fall in an office, or lift an object that is too heavy, your back injury could occur in an instant.
Does your job in the Twin Cities region involve entering any of the following areas: silos, septic tanks, sewage digesters, reaction vehicles, boilers, vats, pumping stations, pipelines, lift stations, utility vaults, manholes or any other confined spaces? Then you will likely be aware that working in confined spaces is a known hazard that has led to the deaths of many. Some of the recorded fatalities were rescuers who died along with the workers they tried to save.