Explosions ripped through the San Pablito fireworks market north of Mexico City on Tuesday, killing at least 29 people and injuring dozens more. The explosion occurred in Tultepec, about 25 miles north of Mexico City. The town is known for its pyrotechnics industry and the market is popular for fireworks sales. The market was especially crowded as locals shopped for fireworks to mark Christmas and New Year celebrations. The cause of the explosion was not immediately known; however, this is the third such explosion to occur at the market since 2005.
The kitchen floor of a Livingston, Texas Church's Chicken restaurant collapsed, causing the industrial fryer full of boiling grease to fall on top of three young women working there. Each of the women sustained severe burns and all were life-flighted to a Houston hospital and remain in critical condition. Benny Agosto, Jr. represents two of the injured women.
Recently, the Texas Supreme Court expanded protections available to insurance companies facing lawsuits from injured workers.