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 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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Construction worker

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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Powerlines

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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Worker operating heavy machinery

Faulty Machinery Causes Multiple Worker Amputations

A factory worker had to have part of an arm and four fingers amputated after a machinery accident in a vinyl flooring workplace. The worker was attempting to remove a jam from a lamination machine when his arm and hand became stuck inside. This industrial incident was the third at the same job site involving…

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Crane Collapse

Fatal Texas Crane Collapse

This past summer, a Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. (Bigge) crane collapsed, striking Dallas apartment building Elan City Lights. The incident killed one resident, injured several others, and displaced hundreds. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation into this fatal crane collapse led the federal agency to cite Bigge for two alleged serious violations. The…

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Forklift Accident

Worker Seriously Injured In Forklift Accident

Forklifts are readily found at construction sites, factories, and other industrial locations across Texas. Even though they typically move at slower speeds, they still require care, focus, and training to operate correctly and safely and to hopefully prevent and avoid a forklift accident. There are over a million forklifts operating in the United States alone,…

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