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Category Archives: Work Place Accidents

Texas companies with fatalities not on violator list

If Shannon Hardy had known about all the safety violations and all the roughnecks killed at Robinson Drilling rigs, she would have tried to talk her son, Chase Dillon, out of taking his first real job there just out of high school. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration keeps a list of “the worst… Read More »

Workers arms crushed, company cited

After a machine operator’s arms were crushed, federal regulators proposed penalties against Custom Rubber Products in Houston for creating a dangerous work environment. This week, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Custom Rubber Products with eight violations for failing to guard its machines that exposed workers to life-threatening hazards. The agency proposed penalties… Read More »

Houston Chronicle exclusive: Drilling boom, deadly legacy

The last thing Felipe Saiz saw from behind his trademark mirrored sunglasses was the vast sun-bleached vista of the Permian Basin where he’d grown up, with its scrub trees and white caliche rock. He was standing on a platform near the top of Rig 11 at a West Texas drill site one morning in June… Read More »

Accident at Exxon Mobil leaves man dead under lawnmower

A man was found dead Friday morning after what appears to be a work-related accident with a tractor at Exxon Mobil in southeast Harris County, officials said. The discovery was made about 8 a.m. in the 3400 block of the La Porte Freeway near the Sam Houston Parkway, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office…. Read More »

One man killed, 77 hurt in chemical plant explosion

GEISMAR, La. — A ground-rattling explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed at least one person and injured dozens of others. Louisiana’s health department says 77 people were treated at hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to critical following the Thursday morning explosion. Health department spokeswoman Christina Stephens says by the… Read More »

Kentucky medical helicopter crash kills 3 crewmembers

MANCHESTER, KY — A medical helicopter crashed in eastern Kentucky, killing all three crewmembers aboard. A statement from the helicopter’s company, Air Evac Lifeteam, says it was on its way back to base around 11:16 p.m. Thursday when the accident happened. The company identified the crewmembers as pilot Eddie Sizemore, flight paramedic Herman “Lee” Dobbs… Read More »

The unknown grips West after explosion

              WEST — The known and the unknown stood in the starkest contrast Thursday, as daylight revealed to the world the gruesome effects of a fertilizer plant explosion of a few hours before – a blast so stunning it gave parts of this small Central Texas community the appearance of a war zone, was felt… Read More »

Houston worker killed in heavy-equipment accident

              A man died in what police say appears to be a work-related accident with heavy equipment at a facility in south Houston. The death occurred about 4:30 a.m. at 700 Holmes near South Main, according to the Houston Police Department. Police said a worker was operating a Bobcat-type piece of equipment to move trash… Read More »

Halliburton says BP motion a ‘sideshow’

Saying it hasn’t violated any court order, Halliburton asked a federal judge Tuesday to throw out BP’s request for sanctions against it in a dispute over key evidence in the Gulf oil spill trial. “BP’s motion, which is the latest chapter in its book of finger-pointing, seeks to create a mid-trial sideshow to divert attention… Read More »

Have you been involved in an automobile accident?

The Woodlands Car Accident Attorneys Americans are more reliant on their automobiles than ever and as a result, most of us will get in some kind of car accident in some point in our lives. Hopefully, they will not be serious and will simply require the exchange of insurance information.  There may come a time… Read More »

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