Safety tip: Reporting an accident

Employers are required by law to report occupational accidents – in which an employee is killed or three or more are hospitalized – to OSHA within eight hours.  You must also report a serious (possibly life threatening) accident to Minnesota Workers Comp within 48 hours.

To report to MNOSHA:
During business hours – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday – call your local area Minnesota OSHA office:

  • Duluth (218) 733-7830
  • Mankato (507) 389-6507
  • St. Paul (651) 284-5050 or 1-877-470-6742

After business hours call the federal OSHA 24-hour toll-free phone number: 1-800-321-6742.

Minnesota Workers’ Comp requires that fatalities and serious injuries be reported within 48 hours from notice or knowledge. To file a report,  call 651-284-5041 or fax 651-284-5731.

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