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The Dangers Facing Temporary Workers

Among workers nationwide, temporary workers are particularly vulnerable to injury, and even death, at work. Since 2012, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures, annual deaths of temporary (contract) workers have accounted for over 15% of fatalities at workplaces throughout the country. In 2016, this added up to 856[...]

Date: July 24, 2019 / Workplace Safety News
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7 of the Most Common Workplace Violations

Accidents and injuries, including fatal ones, happen far too often in the workplace. Nationally, a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). That adds up to 12,300 injuries a day and a whopping 4.5 million a year. In 2017, there were 534 workplace-related fatalities in Texas an[...]

Date: February 25, 2019 / Workers Compensation / Workplace Safety News
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Workers Beware of Rising Summer Temperatures

According to the EPA, extreme heat is the cause of more than 1,300 deaths per year in the United States. And it probably comes as no surprise that the weather experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have predicted a hotter than normal 2018 summer in much of the U.S. Whether or not you accept the the[...]

Date: June 28, 2018 / Personal Injury / Workplace Safety News
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EVAL Industrial Plant Explosion (Pasadena)

the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant Representing Injured EVAL Plant Workers As many workers are left reeling from a major explosion at the Kuraray America EVAL facility in Pasadena, Texas on Saturday morning, the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant is representing workers injured in the blast. At least[...]

Date: May 24, 2018 / Burn Injuries / Personal Injury / Workplace Safety News
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Work Zone Deaths Increase in Texas

As the state’s roadway infrastructure continues to expand, the price of progress means more than 2,500 active highway construction and repair work zones. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in 2017 there were over 27,000 work zone crashes in Texas. That’s an increase of 5% over 2016’s accident cou[...]

Date: May 14, 2018 / Vehicle Wrecks / Workplace Safety News
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Texas Gets an “F” for Workplace Safety

Some occupations bring more injury risks than others. In 2015, according to an article in Time Magazine, 4,836 fatal injuries occurred on the job, which was slightly higher than the previous year. And at four deaths per 100,000 workers, Latinos have the highest workplace death rate of any racial group. In 2012 – according to [...]

Date: September 25, 2017 / Workers Compensation / Workplace Safety News