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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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workplace accidents

Most Common Workplace Accidents

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over 4,500 workers die on the job each year from workplace accidents, and thousands more are injured. While employers have certain responsibilities to their employees to keep them safe, there are many ways an employee can be injured on the job. Some of the most common…

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heavy machinery

How Common Are Heavy Machinery Accidents?

Without the help of heavy machinery, the construction and manufacturing industries would be unable to accomplish many of their day to day operations as quickly, efficiently, and economically as they currently do. While these machines are integral to production, they can pose a serious risk to the workers who use them and work around them….

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construction accidents

Top Causes of Texas Construction Accidents

A booming economy has led to many benefits for Texas. The construction industry, in particular, has seen massive growth over the past decade. However, with this growth, the number of Texas construction accidents has drastically risen, making Texas one of the top states for workplace accidents. Leading the nation in safety violations, the Occupational Safety & Health…

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oilfield

Oilfield Workers Most Likely to Die on the Job

The oil industry has been a driving force for many Texans since the oil boom in the early 1900s, providing many with jobs and housing opportunities for years to come. However as those who work in the oilfields will likely know, it can also be a very dangerous job. This is because many oilfield workers…

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