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Mother Sues Headstone Vendor After Her Child’s Finger was Amputated After Being Crushed by Headstone

On December 20, 2021, a Brazos County Resident filed a lawsuit in Brazos County District Court against Watson Signs and Monuments, LLC after her young son’s finger was crushed by a toppling tombstone, pinning him by his finger. The Plaintiff was shopping at the business with her family, there to purchase a headstone for her…

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In Texas, Concert Organizers Owe Attendees Heightened Duty

On November 5, 2021, during Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, a surging and overpacked crowd was sent into a frenzy, causing hundreds to be injured and killing at least ten. After early investigation, it appeared that a significant number of the injuries were caused by trampling and crushing from overcrowded conditions. The scope…

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Large Natural Gas Explosion in South Dallas Apartment Complex Caused Partial Building Collapse and Multiple Injuries

For the third time in 2021, a large natural gas explosion in a residential area has occurred in Dallas, Texas. On September 29, 2021, Dallas firefighters were called at approximately 10:21 A.M. to investigate a reported natural gas leak at Highland Hills, a two-story apartment complex in Oak Cliff, South Dallas, Texas. While firefighters were…

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LyondellBasell Chemical Leak in LaPorte, Texas Claims Two Lives and Injures Countless Others

Explosions, fires, and chemical releases are completely avoidable. These incidents can happen in refineries, plants, or anywhere natural gas or hydrocarbons are stored. The only way for any of these events to occur is if the owner or operator fails to follow federal or state safety rules to cut costs and increase profits, rather than…

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Peloton Treadmill Recalled After a Child’s Death and 70 Other Incidents

On May 5, 2021, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Pelton each announced separate voluntary recalls of nearly 125,000 of Peloton’s Tread+ and Tread treadmills. The recall follows the CPSC’s April 17, 2021 “urgent warning” for users of the treadmills following multiple incidents, which included broken bones, cuts, and grazes; along with the…

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