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May 2013 Archives

Texas worker killed in industrial accident

According to reports, a 22-year-old industrial worker was killed in an accident on the job today in Corpus Christi, Texas. The fatality occurred inside Coastal Plating, which is located at a large industrial complex, when a large cylinder is said to have fallen on top of the young man and crushed him.

Construction site accident claims life of Texas worker

An accident at a construction site near Austin, Texas, has claimed the life of a worker. According to reports, the worker, who appeared to be in his forties, suffered severe injuries when the backhoe he was operating overturned on him. A spokesperson for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said the accident occurred on the 17200 block of Texas 71 near Lakeway.

TxDOT hopes rumble strips will make work zones safer

Highway construction workers in Texas have a dangerous job. In fact, Texas has more accidents in worz zones than any other state, often leaving workers seriously injured or worse, dead. Last year alone, 134 people were killed in workzone accidents on Texas roads.

Is 'Wild West approach' putting Texas workers at risk?

Texas is a state known for its low taxes and limited regulations on businesses. But many workplace safety advocates say that these so-called benefits come at a price. While the state has a fast-growing economy and is known for its friendliness to businesses, it also has the nation's highest number of workplace fatalities.

Report: Workplace fatalities on the rise in the United States

According to a new report by the AFI-CIO, the workplace fatalities are on the rise in the United States. The report indicated that an average of 13 people are now killed on the job, which is a slight increase from three years ago. The AFI-CIO based its findings on data provided by the Labor Department.

Ceremony remembers Houston workers who were killed on the job

April 28 is Worker's Memorial Day, an internationally recognized day of remembrance for workers who have been killed on the job. Many people gathered on the day to honor 56 Houston-area workers who were killed in workplace accidents in 2012. The event, which was held at the Communications Workers of America building downtown, also recognized other Texas workers who were killed and helped to raise awareness on workplace safety in the state.

Older workers at greater risk of workplace fatalities

While the overall workplace fatality rate has fallen in recent years, it remains a serious threat for workers over the age of 65. In fact, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, older workers are more than four times as likely to suffer fatal injuries in a workplace accident than workers who are in their 20s.

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