An Update from Our Firm about COVID-19

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner remains fully operational and committed to serving our clients and colleagues throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As we follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing, we remain available for phone consultations and scheduled in-person meetings with both current and prospective clients and colleagues. Please contact our office by email or by calling 713-222-7211 with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

A&M Construction Site Collapse Sends 4 Workers To Hospital

A new building that was being built as part of the Texas A&M's Equine Center collapsed over the weekend, injuring at least four construction workers when the steel beams toppled over. The workers were trapped for just over 30 minutes before rescue crews could extricate them from the fallen building. The fallen structure had to be stabilized so as not to endanger more lives.

An investigation is ongoing as to the cause of the construction site accident. Between 25 and 30 workers were present at the time of the collapse, but thankfully no one was fatally injured.

The structure involved in the construction site accident was an English Riding Arena.

Construction has been ongoing since October on the complex. It is being built by Gamma Construction Company out of Houston and was designed by Kirksey Architecture, also out of Houston. Once complete, it will be an $80 million, 300,000 square foot facility intended to bring all of A&M's horse programs - academic and otherwise - into one state-of-the-art facility.

The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the construction site accident. According to OSHA statistics, nearly 20 percent of all fatal workplace accidents take place on a construction site or involve construction workers. OSHA has classified the most dangerous construction site risks as the "Fatal Four," which includes:

Falls

Electrocutions

Struck by Object

Caught in or between - or crush accidents

Eliminating the Fatal Four could save as many as 400 lives every year by making construction sites safer locations for workers.

Source: Houston Chronicle, "4 injured when A&M equine center collapses," June 22, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • $50+ Million Fire & Explosion

    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

  • $80 Million Plant Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

  • $50+ Million Plant Fire & Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

  • $22+ Million Worksite Accident

    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

  • $48 Million Catastrophic Burns

    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $48 million.

Our Record Of Success

When you are hurt and you choose a law firm to represent you in court or at the negotiation table, you need to carefully consider the firm's record.

Read More Success Stories

Let Us Help You Request a Free Consultation Today

Get Help Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Back to top