The Most Common Workplace Accidents in Texas

Texas is a bustling state home to numerous prosperous industries. Texas also takes the top spot for being the most dangerous state for workers in the country. According to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), 488 workers were killed in workplace accidents in 2018; and, while this decreased, Texas remains the worst state for workers…

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Injured Construction Worker

Texas Construction Worker Dies after Falling Into Pulverizer

A Texas construction worker has died as a result of injuries sustained on the job. The construction worker was attempting to repair a belt when he fell into a concrete pulverizer. The tragic incident reflects the widespread dangers across the construction industry, most notably falls and unprotected heavy equipment. According to the National Safety Council…

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Construction Worker Struck and Killed in Work Zone

A construction worker was killed after a vehicle struck him while he was placing construction cones along the highway entrance ramp his work crew was assigned to. It is a sad reality that regardless of posted construction-related signs and warnings, work zones continue to be hotspots for traffic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic…

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Motorcycle

Road Debris to Blame for Fatal Motorcycle Accident

A Galveston man succumbed to injuries sustained as the result of a motorcycle accident involving debris left on the I-45 feeder road. The Galveston man was traveling down the feeder when he attempted to swerve his motorcycle to avoid hitting debris left in his lane. Unfortunately, the motorcycle went off of the road and hit…

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Why Workplace Falls are Hazardous at Any Height

According to OSHA, falls are among the top causes of serious injuries or death for workers, as well as being a top safety violation resulting in citations. As with many causes of worker injuries and deaths, falls can be preventable when employers take action to protect their workers from exposure to potential hazards. Of the…

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Excavators at trench site

Construction Worker Killed in Fatal Trench Accident

A construction worker was attempting to install a sewer pipe into a concrete manhole when he was killed on the job; the trench he was working in collapsed on top of him. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) fined the employer for knowingly exposing employees to excavation hazards following the fatal workplace accident. The…

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Construction Worker Pinned at Jobsite, Dies from Injuries

A construction worker died from injuries sustained on the job. The truck driver was killed after becoming pinned between a concrete highway barrier and an excavator on a highway interchange. After being freed from the excavator and transported to the hospital, the worker later died due to his injuries. This tragic incident is not uncommon,…

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Dallas Man Killed in Latest High-Speed Accident

The common, daily routine of driving is not something most Texans think about. We get in our cars, drive to our jobs or run errands without considering that we are controlling a two-ton weapon. When high speed is involved, vehicles can turn deadly in a second. Such was the case when a routine drive cut…

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3 Construction Workers Electrocuted in Scaffolding Accident

Three construction workers were attempting to erect scaffolding outside in a residential community when they came in contact with a power line, electrocuting all three workers. Two workers fell as a result of the electrocution, and one worker suffered severe injuries. All three workers were taken to the hospital for their electrocution injuries. This is…

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