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Fines Handed Out for Workers Injured During Construction of Vikings Stadium

Last year while the new Minnesota Vikings stadium was being constructed, there were a number of accidents resulting in workers being injured, one fatally.


Two construction companies have agreed to pay a combined $147,500 in fines over safety violations in the death of one worker and injuries to another during construction of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium in downtown Minneapolis last year.

Berwald Roofing is paying $113,200 for three violations, while Mortenson is paying $34,300 for one violation.

The penalties are lower than Minnesota's Occupational Safety and Health Administration originally proposed, but the contractors disputed the original fines.

Thirty-five-year-old Jeramie Gruber of Faribault, Minn., died and a second Berwald Roofing worker was seriously injured when they fell while working on the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium on Aug. 26, 2015.

James Honerman, spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, said the contractor didn't have an adequate plan for fall protection in place.

It's amazing to us how a company didn't have an adequate plan for fall protection while they were working on a roof of a giant stadium. 

Unfortunately though, we see this time and time again with employers...the failure to have a proper safety plan/program. They just hope that the worst doesn't happen, and that's a huge risk for hard-working employees to have to endure.

We're still waiting to hear what the injured worker the family of the deceased worker will receive in compensation for their injuries & loss.

The rise in worker accidents at the job site is unacceptable to us, yet we are powerless to stop employers from continuing their neglectful practices. However, we do have the power to help you seek your full & rightful compensation.

Eric, Randy, and Sarah have over 30 years of experience dealing with cases just like yours. We fight tirelessly to ensure you receive proper compensation for all your injuries.

If you've been injured at work, there comes with that not only the physical burden of being injured, but also the financial hardship of trying to pay medical bills, as well as the possibility of lost wages.

We will fight for you...fight to get compensation for your wages, medical bills, travel expenses for medical visits, and more. Sit down with Eric, Randy, and Sarah, and we will go over your claim, and together we will find a proper route to ensure you get your full & rightful compensation.

Call us at 515-225-4485.

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