Mining is a popular occupation in certain regions of Minnesota. We have an entire region called the “Iron Range” up north that is specifically named after mining. But mining is an inherently dangerous job that requires a lot of safety precautions. This article is focused on mine worker safety. We will discuss some of the dangers of working in a mine, as well as some tips for avoiding these accidents.
Blasting is a routine part of mining, and can happen daily or even multiple times in a day. Your employer should have safety protocols in place for blasting, and you should abide by these at all times to avoid injuries from flying rocks, or the explosion itself.
Collapsing mines are a rare occurrence in this day and age with newer technology and engineering advances. However, they are still possible and can lead to devastating injuries including broken bones and traumatic head injuries.
Miners are also more susceptible to developing various respiratory conditions than other workers. Being in a mine for an entire work day requires you to inhale a lot of potentially dangerous fumes.
You are guaranteed certain rights as a mine worker. If you’re injured on the job as the result of another person’s negligence, you shouldn’t be responsible for your medical bills.
Margolis Law Firm offers legal help to workers who have been injured on the job in Minnesota. Founding attorney Dean Margolis has dedicated his career to representing injured workers, with over 30 years of experience in the field. If you are a miner who has been injured at work, give us a call today to set up your free case review. It costs you nothing to talk with Mr. Margolis about your case. Even better, we work on a contingency fee basis – meaning we don’t collect any fees from you unless we win your case. Give us a call today at our St. Louis Park office to set up your free consultation.