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ORTONVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT hosted its annual water fights last Saturday during Cornfest in the lower park lot. A good crowd was on hand in the warm weather to watch. By Dan Meyer Big Stone Co. I'll have a table with VA benefit items. I will be applying for Veteran Service Officer information and will be providing funds again for next year. The ( The office hours for the Big Stone U.S. Flag lapel pins for those who Program allows me to limit County Veterans attend the VFW Membership budget/expenditures for my Outr Service Office are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. My office phone number is (320) 839-6398. Well, the Ortonville 72nd Annual Cornfest was held over the past weekend. Stay tuned for the numbers of veterans and their family members who stopped by the VA Benefits Booth and scheduled appointments with my office. Are there any other events planned for the VA Outreach Benefits Booth? Yes there are! Dinner/Membership Drive on Oct. 5, at the Ortonville VFW. In addition, I will also be providing U.S. Flag lapel pins at the Veteran's Day Dinner scheduled to be held on Nov. 11 at the Ortonville VFW, I was asked by several folks where the funds are coming from for all the items being used at the VA Outreach Events (ie US Flag lapel-pins, business cards, gazebo, table, chairs, banners, bunting, car magnetic CVSO Program using county dollars. In the "Did you Know?" segr Did you know that there will be new presumptive conditions add( the VA's Registry for those vete who were exposed to Agent On during their service in the Republ Vietnam? The three new presump conditions are Ischemic H Disease, Parkinson's Disease, al Cell Leukemia's. If you are Viel signs, United States/Minnesota State, veteran and served in the Republ POW &MIA Flags, the POW/MIA Vietnam, please contact my oJ Table ceremonial display items, etc.), immediatly. You have proudly se There has been a Minnesota our Country, please let me'serve Department of Veterans Affairs Grant now!!!! Program available for many years. Until next week, take care Last ye~, I applied and was awarded "Fair Winds and Following Seas !" $5,000 for my Outreach Program I rant }rant my ',ach ,ent. aree d to :ans ~nge c of tire cart dB nam c of fice ved you and "MISTER JIM" MUSIC entertained the crowd at Lakeside Park last Saturday morning. Using his musical tal- ents, Mister Jim featured kids from the audience to help with his songs. [ INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! I Sixty fatal work-injuries were recorded in Minnesota in 2009, a de- crease of five cases from 2008 and 12 fewer cases than in 2007. The 2009 total is well below the average of 76 cases a year for 2004 through 2008. These and other workplace fatality sta- tistics come from the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), conducted by the Bureau of Labor Sta- tistics, U.S. Department of Labor The CFOI also provided the follow- ing statistics for Minnesota's workplace fatalities during 2008. Industries Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting had the highest number of fa- talities, with 20 cases, compared to 25 cases in 2008, which was also the high- est number of fatalities. Most of the fa- talities were caused by either contact with objects and equipment or trans- portation incidents. Construction recorded the second- highest number of worker fatalities, with seven cases, down from 13 cases in 2008. There were 25 construction in- dustry fatalities in 2005. Local government had the third- highest number of fatalities, with six cases. These included four fatalities of police officers. Types of incidents Transportation incidents accounted for 22 fatalities and continued to be the most frequent fatal work-injury event. Fatalities resulting from transportation incidenls decreased from 28 cases in 2008. Contact with objects and equip- ment continued to be the second-high- est event category, with 14 fatalities, a sharp decrease from 26 cases in 2008. The most common incidents in this cat- egory were being struck by a falling object and getting caught in or crushed in collapsing materials. Fatalities due to assaults and vio- lent acts increased from three cases in 2008 to 10 cases in 2009. There were nine fatalities resulting from falls in 2009, compared to three fatalities in 2008. Worker characteristics Men accounted for 58 of the 60 fa- tally injured workers in 2009. Workers age 55 and older ac- counted for 25 fatalities. Thirteen of these fatalities were in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry division. Self-employed workers accounted for 21 fatalities, including 18 fatalities to workers in agriculture, forestry, fish- ing and hunting. There were 26 f tali- ties to self-employed workers in 2 08. The Census of Fatal OccupatiOnal Injuries, part of the Bureau of L Statistics' occupational safety health statistics program, provide; most complete count of fatal wor] juries available. Workplace fatal due to illnesses are not included The program uses diverse sources to identify, verify and pri fatal work-injuries. Information al each workplace fatality (occupa and other worker characteris equipment being used and circ stances of the event) is obtainec cross-referencing source docum such as death certificates, worl compensation records, and reporl federal and state agencies. This me' assures counts are as complete ant curate as possible. The Minnesota ~bor and ; the [.-irl- ities data file )out tion :ics, .lm- by rots :ers' s tO hod ac- De- partment of Labor and Industry collgcts the information about Minnes(~ta's workplace fatalities for the CFOI.] Minnesota 2009 CFOI tableslare available | at National data from the CFOI prog :am is available at www.bls:gov/iif/o hc- foil .htm. / GeHing back to school can be "back DID YOU KNOW. :. New research reveals danger backpack use! It is estimated that emergency visitseach result of injurie backpacks! Backpack injuries can be prevented!. lb Ouring the months of August Se and ring your school-aged child (K-12) AND their Ilig Stone C " ,practit: Health i iter Backpack safety check all forjus Spinalscreening ' Scoliosis screening $ Nervous system scan , Spinal adjustment if needed (A $110 O0 value9 BIQ IYI Dr. Chance 16 2nd St. Ortonville, Phone (320) M. NW Tuesday, August 24. 2010 INDEPENDENT Page 7