POST Consumer Brands employee airlifted after accident Friday
A female employee of Post Consumer Brands was injured Friday night. 34 year old Karla Marie Rader was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center. Rescue Squad Captain Aramis Wells said the woman had been pinned by a battery operated forklift. By the time they got there she had been freed. In the meantime, Police Sgt. Scott Johnson had already called for aircare. Wells said they “packaged her up” but as she was on a mezzanine level which made it more difficult to get her down to the waiting helicopter. Post Consumer Brands Communications Director, Linda Fisher said, “first and foremost, safety is our highest priority and our primary concern is the well being of our employee”. A North Memorial spokeswomen said today
that Rader is no longer at the hospital. Fisher would not comment on her condition, but noted that they have been in contact with OSHA since Saturday morning who reviewed their investigation of the accident. OSHA is confident with their corrective actions. Fisher could not be specific on the actions taken. She did say that in Fiscal 2015, they had zero accidents and, up to Friday night, they had zero in 2016. Friday night was also marked with storms and crashes, Wells talked further about the those events and his interview will be available by noon today(Tuesday) on kymnradio.net. Click to listen to Aramis’ interview:
Sheriff Dunn says owner of property in Webster was rented it out
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn commented on the shooting in Webster saying that it’s very fortunate that it [the woman’s wound] was not fatal and no one died. He said the scene was chaotic as police arrived, “when they got out there, large numbers of vehicles were leaving, we’ve got a gunshot victim we’re trying to get to her and then you’ve got other people leaving as other officers are showing up saying they’ve got people that are shot”. Dunn said the property owner did not have the party, although information isn’t complete, he added, “the latest information is that he rented it and was unaware of this even happening. And he’s been cooperative with us and came out later on Saturday”. The Star Tribune reports that a Minneapolis rapper rented the property for a party. That was not confirmed by Dunn. He said there have been allegations of possible gang activity but a limited number of people talked and, “of the statements thus far have been somewhat inconsistent on what actually happened and I think that we feel that not everyone is being truthful at this time”. That’s why they are reaching out to the community. He added that they have talked with all of the victims, “some are being fully cooperative and some are not at all”. If you have any information Contact investigators at 507-334- 4391. Dunn says they want to give peace back to the Webster community.
Ordinances, property sales and a possible liquor store on Council agenda
Northfield Council meets for a work session tonight. They’ll discuss updates to their website, proposed changes to the existing disorderly conduct and loud party ordinances as well as a new “unlawful” Noise ordinance. Also on the agenda is a discussion of the proposed sale of 219 Water street for Basil’s Pizza expansion and an update on site analysis for a new Liquor store. Mayor Graham will be in studio at 7:20 tomorrow morning with an update.
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