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Lawsuit follows oil well blast that caused fatal injuries

On Jan. 29, a Texas oil well exploded near Deanville. Three workers suffered fatal workplace injuries in the blast. The daughter of one of the deceased workers recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corp. Three other oilfield service providers were also named as defendants in the civil claim. The plaintiff’s father was…

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40-foot fall causes workplace injuries to construction worker

Last week multiple rescue units and firefighters responded to a construction site involving the expansion of a YMCA facility in Wichita Falls, Texas – www.texomashomepage.com/news/local-news/worker-falls-at-ymca-construction-site/. An emergency call went out after a 40-foot fall that caused serious workplace injuries. A fall from such a height is sure to cause severe or even fatal injuries. Reportedly,…

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Be on the lookout for warehouse hazards

Working in a warehouse is a job that many people have. Though some may not consider it an important job, these workers are necessary for the fulfillment of many tasks. Unfortunately, these workers often also do not get enough credit for carrying out their work-related duties in hazardous conditions. Though work-related hazards are present at…

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Defining the Fatal Four

Construction work remains one of the most common career paths both in Houston and throughout the rest of the U.S. Indeed, according to information compiled and shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10.3 million Americans were employed in the construction industry as of 2016. Yet despite its popularity, construction work also ranks among…

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The importance of hazardous energy programs

For workers who perform maintenance on machinery, one of the most considerable risks to their safety is the sudden release of energy. Whether that means an electrical surge or an unexpected startup of the machinery, the injuries involved are often severe. OSHA refers to these sudden releases as “hazardous energy,” and employers must protect workers…

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When Does a Workplace Accident Implicate Third Party Liability?

Workers’ compensation is intended to cover accidents that may injure employees in the workplace, regardless of whether the employer or employer were at fault. But this no-fault approach may not apply if a third party was at fault, or if an employer was grossly negligent. In these examples, an injured worker may need an attorney…

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