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Category: Workplace Accident

Just Four Types of Accidents Cause Over Half of On the Job Deaths, According to OSHA

Texas Work InjuryWhen a worker is injured on the job, it is important to figure out what caused the accident and who may be responsible. The negligence of the employer or other workers may be a factor. Third parties, like a manufacturer or designer of defective work equipment or a motorist who is not connected to a work site, may also be at fault.

Experienced Texas personal injury lawyers keep these factors in mind when helping clients determine who is responsible for a workplace accident. They also keep a close eye on data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding safe and unsafe worksites, practices, and situations.

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Five On-The-Job Safety Tips for Summer

Now that summer is approaching, Texas workers in many industries will be spending more time outdoors. Many workers in construction and manufacturing will increase their outdoor hours. Around the home, families will head outside to take care of lawns, tend gardens, and prepare patios for summertime entertaining.

Because outdoor workers generally face the highest risks of injury, taking steps to protect your safety when working outdoors can help you have a safe, productive summer.

Five ways to improve your outdoor safety while at work this summer include:

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Texas State Fire Marshal Addresses Workplace Safety and Training

On the night of April 17, 2013, a fertilizer plant located in a small Texas town exploded, as stores of the chemical ammonium nitrate caught fire. The explosion rocked the neighborhood, causing the deaths of at least 15 people and destroying nearby homes and one school.

State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy and other state and federal investigators closely examined the circumstances of the explosion during the next eight months, concluding that unsafe workplace conditions, while not the direct cause, at least contributed to the incident.

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