Dallas Crane Collapse Raises Several Questions

Sunday June 9, 2019. As heavy winds ripped through Dallas and other parts of Texas, a crane toppled and crashed into an apartment complex below leaving one dead, several other’s injured and hundreds of residents without a home. The apartments, known as Elan City Lights, were not even under construction. The crane was on an […]

Once Again, Houston Leads the Country in Postal Worker Dog Attacks

For the second year in a row, there were more letter carrier dog bite incidents in the Bayou City than any other place in America. Three other Texas cities (Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth) were also in the top ten. But none of these municipalities came close to the seventy-five letter carrier dog bites […]

Kuraray American, Inc., Faces Lawsuit Following Pasadena Plant Explosion

Pasadena Plant Explosion On Saturday morning, a chemical plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas, resulted 21 injured workers. Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were at the plant after the explosion and the Pasadena Fire Department Marshal’s Office pinpointed the cause of the explosion to a pressure valve failure. The fire occurred at around […]

Supreme Court Upholds Corporate Use of Individualized Arbitration, Barring Class Action

In a controversial 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court decided Monday that employers can use the arbitration clauses in employee contracts to restrict their workers from joining together in a class action suit. Forcing workers into individualized arbitration rather than letting them come together as a collective group makes protesting issues like wage concerns, employment discrimination […]

Commercial Truckers are at High Risk for Workplace Injury and Death

Commercial trucking accidents are dangerous for obvious reasons. Because commercial trucks are so large and heavy, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are much more likely to be injured or killed in a car-commercial truck crash. However, the fact that truck drivers fare better in collisions with smaller vehicles doesn’t mean that they’re safe—on the […]

Wright Containers Faces Felony Charges for Dumping Toxic Chemicals in Houston

On Friday February 2, a Houston container company was indicted for dumping toxic chemicals into the city’s storm drains. Wright Containers, along with owner Ronald Wright and general manager Gregory Hance, are each facing two counts of intentional water pollution and one count of improper disposal and storage of hazardous materials. The Office of Harris […]

Forklift Safety Saves Lives

When you think about dangerous jobs, people working in warehouses and on loading docks probably don’t spring to mind. You may immediately think of those working with hazardous chemicals, working high above the ground on construction sites, or working with electricity. However, forklifts present a greater risk than many realize—particularly when appropriate safety measures are […]

On-the-Job Concussions Impact More than NFL Players

Over the past few years, the news has been filled with reports about the dangers National Football League (NFL) players, professional wrestlers and others face from repeated head injuries on the job. Earlier this year, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which was once believed to present a risk primarily to boxers, was discovered in 110 of […]

Arkema Chemical Plant Explosion Claims

The recent Arkema chemical plant explosions in Crosby, Texas added to the chaos and stress in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Area residents were evacuated from their homes as dangerous chemicals burned. As plant management stood by and determined that the best course of action was to let the materials burn out, information about violations, […]

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