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One Dead, Two Injured When Trench Collapses at Construction Site

On December 3, 2019, three men were working with a backhoe on a construction site in Gregory, Texas, when a trench collapsed at the site. The collapse buried one of the men completely and partially buried a second man. When a third man jumped in to save the others, he was partially buried in the process.

First responders were able to free all three men from the collapsed trench, but the man who was buried completely had suffered a heart attack and was transported to the hospital. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead. OSHA has announced an open and ongoing investigation into the incident.

Work-related injuries and deaths are usually caused by the negligence of someone onsite avoiding basic safety procedures. Employees and the families of employees who are injured may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

For over 68 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for our clients. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of a construction accident or unsafe work environment, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.


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