Highway 225 outside of Houston was blocked in both directions when a tanker truck carrying propane overturned and fell from the southbound ramp coming off of Highway 146. The tanker truck plummeted 25 feet to the ground below; two people were airlifted to the local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
According to records kept by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation, work-related fatalities in Texas dropped last year. In 2009, 482 Texas workers died due to incidents in the workplace. In 2010, this number fell by 5 percent to 456 deaths.
The erection of a new building usually signifies growth for a company, or for some businesses, it means a new beginning. What should have been seen as a step toward the future for one manufacturing company will now forever be marred by tragedy.
Just over a week ago, a drilling rig accident in Dawson County left two workers dead. The fatal workplace incident is currently being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Federal officials investigating the Deepwater Horizon incident released their investigation report in April, a year and two days after the deadly oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and injured another 17.
A construction worker died last Wednesday after being severely injured as he was working with a crew to demolish the historic Flagship Hotel in Galveston, Texas.
Last Friday a construction worker was killed near Texas Highway 288 in Harris County when he was crushed by a cement truck.