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Construction Company Faces Proposed Fines for Willful Safety Violations

A federal investigation found a Houston – area contractor willfully disregarded required safety procedures which contributed to a teenager’s death when a 15-foot trench wall collapsed on him near Fulshear in September 2023. The company is now facing more than a quarter million dollars in fines. Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety…

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Oilfield Accidents In Texas And The Impact On Workers, Communities, And The Environment

Oilfields are common across Texas, from the urban areas to the broad open plains. The state has long been dominant in the nation’s oil production. In Texas alone, 163,182 oil wells and 87,370 gas wells produce over 3.5 million barrels of crude oil daily. To put that into perspective, around 20 million barrels are produced…

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Understanding Catastrophic Workplace Injuries and Accidents:
Types, Impacts, and Legal Guidance

Whether you work at a construction site and oilfield or drive a tractor-trailer, you deserve to feel safe. Yet, despite strict regulations and precautions for workers, the risk of catastrophic accidents and injuries is always possible. These incidents are known for being severe and can leave individuals with life-altering injuries, excruciating pain, and massive financial…

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Understanding Offshore Oil Rig Accidents

Navigating the Depths of Hidden Dangers Offshore oil rigs are a crucial piece of this nation’s economy. They power nations and also provide thousands of jobs across the seas. But in this industry, workers on these platforms risk their lives daily. Being in the open seas can cause accidents and disasters to strike at any…

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The Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs In Texas: A Closer Look

Workplace Danger: Exploring The Most Dangerous Jobs in Texas Texas has been on a steady growth trajectory each year. People flock from states nationwide to try out a southern style of living with big city amenities. Due to the state’s diverse ecosystem, we’re home to various employment opportunities and industries. Texas has something for everyone,…

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Houston Chemical Plant Explosions – Causes, Potential Injuries, Prevention Tips, And What To Do After

Setting the Stage: Chemical Explosions In the Houston/Gulf Coast Area Texas, and more specifically, the Houston/Gulf Coast area, are no stranger to chemical explosions. To understand the chemical plant industry in Houston, let’s take a look at some quick statistics: As you can see, the chemical industry thrives in the south of Texas. Unfortunately, with…

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Importance of Fall Protection and OSHA Regulations

Workplace falls are a common cause of both severe injuries and death. OSHA has regulations in place regarding fall protection to protect workers. OSHA Standard 1910.28(b)(1)(i) sets a four-foot standard for general workplaces and OSHA Standard 1926.501(b)(1) sets a six-foot standard for construction workplaces. In both workplaces, fall protection is essential to ensure the safety…

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