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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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Uprise in Gas Leak Explosions in North Texas

The Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) recently reported that since 2010, on average, every forty hours there was a fire or explosion caused by a gas leak in the United States. In the PIRG’s 2022 report, the PIRG documented approximately 2,600 gas leak explosions between 2010 to 2021. Further, the PIRG’s report found that those…

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Navigating Legal Claims for Chemical Plant Accidents

Chemical plants are vital to our modern world, producing everything from fertilizers to life-saving medications. However, these facilities also hold inherent dangers. Accidents involving hazardous materials can cause severe injuries, property damage, and environmental contamination. Here’s a brief overview from a lawyer serving Houston, TX, of how to navigate legal claims after a chemical plant…

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Semi-Trucks’ Complex Braking Systems And How To Create Safer Roads

Introduction Semi-trucks are a common sight on highways across the country. They play a crucial role in our economy, shipping goods to and from locations. Those who drive these massive vehicles on the roads have a huge responsibility and play an essential role in keeping our roads safe. As you can imagine, various moving pieces…

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