Month: November 2014

SUV rollover cases have become so common in recent years that vehicle manufacturers have had to institute several recalls. These vehicles are built with narrow track widths and higher bodies, giving them a much higher center of gravity. This combination is deadly when making sharp turns, as a slight bump or pothole can send the […]

A Transocean worker could once take pride in their company as it boasted an excellent safety and workplace satisfaction level until recent years. Since the turn of the millenium, though, the company has been involved in a number of fatal accidents that have called into question the company’s practices. This skepticism reached its apex in […]

A third industrial accident this week fatally injured a contract worker for Group, Inc. earlier today at an ExxonMobil construction site in Baytown, TX.   Emergency responders were dispatched at about 2:30 p.m. to the Baytown Olefins Plant located on Decker Drive near Shady Hill Drive.  While the exact details are not disclosed as of yet […]

For the second time this week, an industrial accident claims a life at a Texas plant.  A 42-year-old contract worker died earlier today at the Alcoa World Alumina plant in Point Comfort, TX.  According to local investigators, a crane was installing a door on a tank when it struck the victim resulting in the tragic […]

A Life Flight helicopter responded to an auto-pedestrian accident in north Houston last night.  The 35-year-old victim reportedly was leaving the Waffle House attempting to cross FM 1960 near East Gatewick Lane when the incident occurred.   The Life Flight helicopter transported the victim to the Texas Medical Center where he is fighting for his life.  […]

Over the weekend, a simple trip to see a college football game turned tragic over the weekend.  John Nguyen, a 22-year-old, and his sister Jenny Nguyen, a 16-year-old, of Longview died in a motor vehicle collision near southeastern Oklahoma.  According to authorities, the Nguyen vehicle traveled northbound on Highway 259 when it veered into oncoming […]

Chemical Plant

Four workers died, and a fifth injured in a chemical leak in the early morning hours of Saturday at the DuPont Chemical Plant located on Strang Road in La Porte, Texas.  Authorities are investigating the cause of the methyl mercaptan chemical spill in the Crop Protection Unit.  Specifically, they are examining a possible valve malfunction […]

A Life Flight helicopter responded to a single-vehicle collision in Crosby in the early morning hours of Thursday.  According to local authorities, a Toyota sedan left the roadway at the intersection of FM 2100 and Hare Road striking a telephone pole.  Two minors, a 10-year-old and 7-year-old, sustained injuries in the incident. The Houston Fire […]

Whenever train collisions occur, the results can be tragic. There is little that can stop a locomotive, and small passenger vehicles can be pushed for hundreds of yards by a locomotive before they come to a halt. Statistics say that a locomotive accident occurs nearly every three hours around the country. These cases are often […]

The family of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan reached an agreement with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas to avoid further litigation regarding the type of medical care or lack thereof, Duncan received on September 20, 2014.  Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has agreed to pay an unrevealed sum to the relatives, who include Duncan’s parents […]