Construction worker in work zone

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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Worker elevated on scaffolding

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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