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Work Truck Spilling Wet Cement Kills Two Houstonians

A Lattimore Materials cement truck was traveling on Old Humble Road when it began spilling wet cement from its drum. The work truck driver lost control, jumped a median, and struck a vehicle traveling on the opposite side of the highway, killing someone else and himself. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, large…

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Despite Lack of Reporting, Vaping Injuries and Deaths Continue

As we move forward into 2020, last year’s outbreak of vaping injuries and deaths seem to have diminished with time. E-cigarettes sent the nation into panic overdrive when hundreds of patients, mostly minors, were reportedly seeking emergency care for lung injuries related to vaping. This epidemic saw its peak in September 2019; and, like many…

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Vehicle Rollover Claims the Lives of Two Texas Women

Three women were traveling outside of Corpus Christi on Highway 44 when their lives were changed forever. The party’s driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. While attempting to correct her driving error, the vehicle rolled over and ejected passengers Rose Elia Chacon and Maria Del Socorro Pena….

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Texas Oil Well Blowout Kills One Worker and Injures Three More

On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 29th, a fatal Texas oil well blowout occurred at the Chesapeake Energy worksite off of County Road 127 near Deanville, Texas, about 75 miles east of Austin. Workover operations were underway at the time. While the cause of the blast is still unknown, the unexpected accident tragically killed an…

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Fatal Explosion Kills Two Houston Workers

In the early hours of Friday, January 24th, an industrial workplace accident startled thousands of Houstonians from their sleep. Residents woke to a roaring explosion originating from Watson Grinding & Manufacturing in Northwest Houston. The explosion, which was caused by propylene gas, claimed the lives of two employees and injured several other workers. The explosion…

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Two Fishermen Missing, One Dead After Collision with Tanker

One fisherman has died and two others are missing after their 81-foot fishing vessel collided with a 600-foot chemical tanker off the coast of Galveston. The 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride capsized after the crash, sending four of its crewmen overboard. Two crew members were rescued from the water; of those rescued, one fisherman was…

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10 Million Airbags Affected By Latest Takata Recall

Takata is recalling more than 10 million front airbags that have been utilized by 14 different automakers. The recall was made after it was discovered the airbags were exploding with accelerated force and hurling shrapnel in the process. Faulty Takata inflators have been linked to at least 25 deaths worldwide to date. Takata has a…

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FDA Unveils Strict Policy Targeting Flavored E-Cigarette Cartridges

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new policy requiring companies to cease manufacturing and distribution of flavored e-cigarette cartridge tobacco products within 30 days. The policy is aimed specifically at fruit and mint flavors, which have been found to be most popular among minors. The FDA has taken another step in…

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Improper Hull Maintenance to Blame for Towboat Sinking

Preventative maintenance on boats and ships helps keep its crewmembers and passengers safe. When proper maintenance is not conducted, the consequences can be devastating. Recently, a towboat capsized and sank in the Mississippi River due to a lack of effective inspections of the boat’s hull.

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Study Links Vaping to Long-Term Risk of Respiratory Disease

Though the practice of vaping has been around for many years, it skyrocketed in popularity during the past decade. While many turned to vaping to cut down or quit smoking cigarettes, the effects of e-cigarette use have proved to be damaging for users. Now, a study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine linked vaping to a long-term risk of respiratory disease.

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