Whistleblower: The mystery of Hangar 6

  • Article by: JAMES ELI SHIFFER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 26, 2011 - 10:35 AM

Two Minnesotans say they were permanently injured at an Army base in Alaska, but the government stopped their workers' comp benefits in 2007.

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mnmaggiemnJun. 25, 1111:44 PM

Sounds like the contractor is hugely at fault here. While the Military should take some responsibility, there were precautions that the contractor was supposed to take that they didnt. Had the contractor taken those precaustions, these poor men may have never had this problem!

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joe_mnJun. 26, 1110:57 AM

buried toxic waste at a military base? i can't imagine that contractors would ever do that.

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tokeraceJun. 26, 1111:01 AM

More proof that the government can do whatever it wants to you. Your rights are as good as they say they are.

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thedanmanJun. 26, 1111:13 AM

They'll get some real compensation before it's finished.

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warpig88mJun. 26, 1111:29 AM

Fort Wainwright was a munitions dump back in WWII. I served up there from 2006-end of 2009. It is amazing what you learn about the area lol. There were some new housing that was built on top of contaminated soil. It was a while before anybody was able to inhabit the houses on that lot.

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deanoramJun. 26, 1111:41 AM

This sounds like BS to me. So everybody at the sight was able to go back to work, except these two. Who are related no less. I've met quite a few people on workmans comp. Every single one of them was able to continue thier lives as if nothing happened. I met a guy who could snowmobile on bumpy trails all day long, but couldn't work because of a back injury. This just sounds like a couple of guys who want to milk the systems to me.

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amfaJun. 26, 1112:00 PM

This is another reason to get Bachmann elected. We need to get rid of all those pesky regulations so that able-bodied guys like these can get back to work! (for you not-so-literate people, I'm being facetious)

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gunrod51Jun. 26, 1112:50 PM

deanoram-I was there and this is no B.S.this is real and has been a nightmare-look up Vestibular Nerve Disorder before you speak agaist people who would rather be at work!

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lildrichmnJun. 26, 11 1:15 PM

Hmmm... doctors say they can work. Sounds like someone rather just live off the taxpayer instead of returning. Anyone want to bet that after collecting disability payments this guy will be back at work but only working for cash?

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skylab2Jun. 26, 11 3:10 PM

"Sounds like someone rather just live off the taxpayer instead of returning." You know, I'm so sick of this line of rhetoric. It's only in your dreams that disability, welfare or unemployment payments equals a living wage or living high on the hog.

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