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Workplace Accidents

Work Accidents

Parties Responsible For Work Accidents and Injuries

Every Texas worker expects to work in a reasonably safe environment maintained by his or her employer. No one wants to be injured while doing their job but every year thousands of Texans are involved in work accidents. This can be a scary, painful, and confusing experience that leaves workers wondering how they will recover and if they will be able to continue to financially support their families. When injured at work, who can be held responsible for your medical expenses? In Texas, if you are injured in a work accident while on the job, typically your employer is required to help you obtain medical treatment. Some employers and their insurance companies may make this process difficult and will try to avoid paying appropriate compensation for your injuries.

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Electrocution Accidents

Tips for Preventing Electrocution Accidents

Electricity is all around us and is essential to modern day life at home and work. Many professionals work to keep the lights on for all of us, including electricians, power line workers, electronic technicians, and engineers. These workers know that working with electricity can be very dangerous and that many electrical hazards exist in their work environment.

OSHA has recognized electricity as a serious workplace hazard for decades. On average, electrocution accidents account for approximately 5%-8% of construction industry fatalities. All companies are required to take specific precautions to protect workers from electrocution accidents.

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Dangerous Habits

The Construction Industry’s Most Dangerous Habits

Construction worksites are inherently dangerous and require constant awareness. There are numerous safety hazards lurking around every corner. Construction site safety is crucial to keeping workers safe while handling dangerous equipment and working in unsafe conditions. If construction companies are practicing dangerous habits while on the jobsite, serious and even fatal workplace accidents will happen.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Why Personal Protective Equipment is Crucial to Worker Safety

All work environments expose workers to a variety of safety hazards throughout their workday. Harsh cleaning supplies, loud machinery, slippery surfaces, falling objects, pathogens, sharp items, and items requiring heavy lifting are just some of the hazards workers may experience on a daily basis. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers ensure…

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An accident of a man worker at the construction site.

Injured at Work? Here’s What You Should Do Next

Regardless of where you work and what your job is, it’s usually possible to be injured at work. Workplace accidents do happen, and they are more common than most people realize. It’s crucial that workers and their loved ones are educated on their rights as well as what to do if injured in a workplace…

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Industrial fire

Third Oilfield Worker Dies from Chesapeake Energy Blast

A third oilfield worker has died after succumbing to injuries sustained while working at the Chesapeake Energy’s oilfield site northwest of Houston in the Eagle Ford Shale. The worker was among several involved in a second explosion at the jobsite within two weeks. Workers were attempting to upgrade a well when a surge of natural…

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Cement truck

History of Violations Precipitated Deadly Cement Truck Accident

In February, the Houston community was shocked to learn of the tragic death of two Houstonians when a cement truck driver lost control of the vehicle as it began spilling cement across the road. The wet cement caused the vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic, killing both drivers upon impact. An investigation of the accident…

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Oil Well Blowout

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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Firefighters extinguishing an explosion

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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Fishermen working on boat

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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