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December 2011 Archives

18-Wheeler accident claims life of Texas A&M football player

Texas interstates see a high amount of 18-wheeler traffic. Unfortunately, this also means that the state sees a lot of accidents involving 18-wheelers, or tractor-trailers. Collisions involving 18-wheelers are often fatal, as a passenger vehicle is no match for the sheer size and weight of a semi-truck.

Texas construction accident sends three to hospital

In Woodville Township, Texas, a construction site accident occurring at a Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialists facility is under investigation by a federal regulatory agency.

Children of Texas refinery worker sue employer in asbestos case

Last week, we discussed how asbestos exposure in the workplace can lead to permanent and deadly injuries. For that reason, OSHA has imposed strict regulations on how much asbestos exposure workers can have.

Family takes on ExxonMobil over asbestos exposure death

Under state and federal law, employers are required to keep a workplace free from unnecessary risks and hazards. One thing that can cause an unsafe work environment is the presence of asbestos.

Texas oil rig worker sues employer in Jones Act suit

Employers in Texas have a duty to provide a safe working environment for their employees, whether the work is being conducted on land or at sea. When employers fail to provide a safe working environment and employees suffer injuries on the job, personal injury lawsuits can result.

Texas worker electrocuted installing Christmas lighting

With the holiday season comes a whole new set of workplace hazards that can put workers at risk. Although fun and festive, the installation of holiday decorations can sometimes lead to falls and electrocutions if workers and their employers aren't careful.

Chemical exposure blamed for Texas refinery worker's cancer

An unsafe work environment can lead to serious injuries and even death. This is why it's so important that employers follow the workplace health and safety regulations required under state and federal law.

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