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Too Many Construction Workers are Electrocuted

Eighty-two construction workers died from electrocution in 2015, according to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), a figure that the Center calls “unacceptably high,” even though it represents a 39% reduction in construction industry electrocution deaths since 2003. In its report released November 1, the[...]

Date: December 11, 2017 / Wrongful Death

Boom in Oilfield Fatalities

[embed]https://youtu.be/g9mzroWQShw[/embed] Texans like to hear that there is a booming oil industry. It’s, of course, good for the state’s economy. However, it’s a different story when there is a boom in oilfield fatalities. In 2014, 142 U.S. oilfield employees died.  Seventy-one of those employees died in Texas. From 2[...]

Date: November 6, 2015 / Workers Compensation / Wrongful Death

West Texas Oil Field Blast Kills Two and Injures Nine Others

A high-pressure explosion claimed the lives of two West Texas oil field workers and injured nine others in Loving County, Texas on the morning of Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Loving County authorities identified the two dead as Robert Andrade Magdaleno of El Paso, Texas, and Amos Ortega of Artesia, New Mexico. Both workers were i[...]

Date: May 2, 2014 / Environmental Injury / Wrongful Death

Do You Have Questions About The Definition Of Wrongful Death?

The wrongful death definition states that an individual or company can be found liable for the death of a person under common law. The claim is a civil action brought most commonly by close relatives or heirs of the deceased. Within the United States the standard of proof for a civil case is a preponderance of the evidence. If[...]

Date: May 16, 2013 / Uncategorized / Wrongful Death