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May 2016 Archives

Multi-vehicle wreck causes deaths, catastrophic injuries

A Texas community was left reeling after four people were killed in a car accident. The victims were all members of the same family and consisted of a father and his three sons. Three others -- also members of the family -- suffered what appeared to be catastrophic injuries.

Possibly impaired driver blamed for deadly construction accident

Many Texas drivers complain about ongoing road work projects, but few pause to consider the dangers that road workers face on a daily basis. Construction work in and of itself is a profession fraught with danger, but it can be far more so when the construction site is near cars traveling at high rates of speed. When a worker is injured or killed in construction accident because of a reckless driver, he or she might be able to recover damages in addition to workers' compensation.

Industrial accident leads to 3rd recent death at Texas refinery

The safety of a Texas area ExxonMobil refinery has been called into question following the death of an industrial engineer. The fatal industrial accident is the third of its kind in as many years. Although a spokesman issued an apology and regrets from the company, the refinery has still drawn sharp criticism in regard to the safety of its workers.

Cause of recent pipeline accident possibly discovered

Pipelines, although necessary, can be extremely dangerous when not properly maintained. People in Texas who work with pipelines are often unaware when employers have neglected to maintain equipment or who have ignored safety checks on a regular basis. This type of negligence can lead to tragic accidents. A recent pipeline accident is under investigation.

Injured in an industrial accident? Get the benefits you deserve

As an industrious state full of hardworking men and women, Texas is home to a wide number of industrial trades. While offshore drilling and chemical plants all play a key role in America's economy, these types of workplaces put workers at a significant risk for serious harm. A focus on employee safety is an absolute must for these job sites. Sadly, not all employers have the necessary safety mindset, and even a single industrial accident can cause devastating and permanent damage.

Victim dies from catastrophic injuries after big rig hits hotel

As the weather warms and schools begin to wrap up the academic year, more and more people in Texas will likely be hitting the road to enjoy some of the wonderful things that the state has to offer. Traveling on the interstate can be understandably unnerving -- many 18-wheelers seem to fly by at dangerous speeds no matter which lane they occupy. However, that fear is normally alleviated when motorists arrive at their destination. Few people expect to suffer catastrophic injuries after checking into their hotel room, but even there, travelers are not always safe.

Pipeline accident kills 2 workers and injures 1 other

Pipeline work is notoriously dangerous. Employers must be vigilant in ensuring that all proper safety protocols are in place at all times in order to protect Texas workers from devastating injuries that can cause lingering pain and suffering, in addition to lost wages. A recent pipeline accident had an even more tragic outcome with one worker injured and another two killed.

Catastrophic injuries in truck accidents often lead to court

Texas roadways are busy places filled with commuters, tourists and all types of travelers. Many vehicles taking up highway space are massive tractor trailers that have been known to make more than a few motorists nervous when sharing the road. Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries that leave victims permanently disabled, or worse.

Seeking legal support following workplace accident in Texas

As the second largest state by area in the nation, Texas is filled with hundreds of thousands of workers in all scopes of employment. Many jobs include certain amounts of personal risk, especially when heavy machinery is used or duties are carried out in heavy traffic areas. When a workplace accident occurs, employers, insurance agents and/or government entities typically launch investigations to determine the exact cause of the incident.

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