Minnesota Makes Public Payments to Bridge Collapse Victims

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune today reported how 179 victims and relatives were compensated by the state of Minnesota for injuries and deaths associated with the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis on Aug. 1, 2007. The bridge's collapse killed 13 people and injured 145; the National Transportation Safety Board said a design flaw in the bridge caused the collapse. Minnesota Public Radio and the Associated Press also published a report on the settlements.

A panel of three members evaluated the cases and determined the settlement amounts, which ranged from $4,500 to more than $2.2 million to a family who were in a minivan traveling on the bridge when it fell. Paula Coulter sustained serious head injuries and her husband and two daughters were injured. The state legislature created the compensation fund.

The highest settlement in a case involving a fatality was $1.39 million. Victims faced a deadline yesterday to accept the settlements, but Paul Walsh reported in the Star-Tribune that they had little choice because state law limits Minnesota's liability.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
TenCate FR Technology

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue