Trench Collapse

Trench Collapse Causes the Death of Construction Worker

The construction industry is full of many life-threatening hazards. Falls, tripping over equipment, electrocutions, and being hit by an object at the jobsite are just a few of the workplace accidents that can injure construction workers. Though accidents can and do occur, when they happen within the construction industry they can quickly become life-threatening. Recently, a trench collapse at a jobsite caused the death of a Texas construction worker.

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Drunk Driving Attorneys

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Rallies Around Safe Driving This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and many will find themselves participating in some form of holiday travel. With so many travelers on the roadways during this time of year, it is incredibly important to keep safe driving practices in mind. One of the most important safe driving practices to remember is sober driving. Recently, those involved in Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) have been partnering with local law enforcement to ensure those on the roads are traveling with safety in mind.

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Spinal Cord Injury

College Gymnast Dies After Spinal Cord Injury

In the event an injury occurs on the property of a business and due to the fault of the owner or operator, questions can be raised as to how the injury occurred. One college student paid the ultimate price after sustaining a major injury at her place of employment.

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car crash attorneys

Texas Mother Faces Murder Charges After Killing Her Three Year-Old in a Car Crash

A young Houston mother picked up her two sons, aged eight and three, from their father’s house earlier this month. At around 5:45 a.m., the family got into a car crash while driving the wrong way. Police said the mother, who was driving under the influence of alcohol, crashed her car into a barrier while…

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Vitamin E Acetate

Vitamin E Acetate and Vaping Illness

With the rise in popularity of vaping devices, many people now either use a vaping device or know someone who does. A lot of people find the devices to be a welcome alternative to cigarettes and other forms of tobacco use. But a months-long national outbreak of health-related issues related to vaping continues, and the…

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Oilfield slips, trips, and falls

Slips, Trips, and Falls In The Oilfield

Injuries caused by slips, trips, and falls in the oilfield are common, as oilfield workers often work long hours in challenging outdoor environments, increasing the likelihood of a slip or a trip. In fact, slips, trips, and falls are the third leading cause of injury in the upstream oil and gas industry. Slip and falls are also…

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Pedestrian Injuries

Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths Spike According To Federal Report

More U.S. pedestrians died last year than at any time over the past three decades according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s latest report, even as more motor vehicles come with advanced crash avoidance systems. The reported pedestrian death tally was 6,283 for 2018, representing a 3.4 percent increase over the previous year; and,…

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Distracted Truck Driver

Commercial Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing

While it is unlawful for anyone to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the federal law requires specific testing for commercial carriers, employers, and operators. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with the Department of Transportation (DOT), requires that persons subject to the commercial driver’s license (CDL)…

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teenage pedestrian accident

Teenage Pedestrian Accidents

Sadly, a 14-year-old was recently killed trying to cross FM 1942 in Crosby, Texas. This teenage pedestrian accident comes just days after a 13-year-old girl was run over by a car in Harris County. Most people will be a pedestrian at some point in their lives, which means the safety of those walking on or…

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Maritime Crush Injury

Transocean Drilling Rig Resumes Operation After Seaman Crush Injury

An offshore worker was caught between a rail and a 1,400-kilogram steel adapter while employees were preparing a semi-submersible Transocean drilling rig for severe weather. The oil rig contractor, Suncor, undertook a joint investigation with rig owner Transocean, which identified hazards associated with lifting equipment and operations as the root causes of the incident. A…

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