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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), In 2019, Texas had more reported deaths resulting from trucking accidents than did any other state. Texas not only reports more truck accident fatalities than any other state but also ranks highly in regard to trucking accidents. Notably, trucking accidents increased 27% in the time between 2016 and 2019. Source
According to ABC13 News, two contractors at the LyondellBasell chemical plant were tragically killed and 30 employees were hospitalized when a work-related accident happened late Tuesday night. The incident, which appears to be a chemical leak, occurred in the facility located at 1515 Miller Cut-Off Road at about 7:35 p.m. Among the injured, one worker suffered burns. No further details have been… Source
A tragic industrial accident in Northeast of Houston, Texas, fatally injured a worker Wednesday afternoon when a part of an oil rig fell on him. The incident occurred in the 7000 block of Winfield Road where he was working Wednesday afternoon, according to a tweet from Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. HCSO units responded to an industrial accident at the 7000 blk of… Source
On March 25, 1911, a tragic event known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire killed 146 workers who were trapped inside a burning factory with no way to escape the blazing flames. Besides claims that the owners of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory had a history of committing insurance fraud in other buildings they previously owned, there were many crucial factors which led to the deaths of these… Source
Working on an oilfield is anything but a standard 9-5 job. It’s a job which calls for employees to do intense labor in dangerous conditions. One wrong move can get one person seriously injured, or, it may be bad enough to cause an oilfield accident. You’ve probably heard of the damage oilfield accidents can do to the environment. But, such accidents can cause a big number of casualties and serious… Source
The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources confirmed that Wild Well Control of Houston personnel were on site Tuesday, May 25, 2021 when the well exploded into flames in the Belle Isle Field. The injured workers had been dispatched earlier in the week to permanently plug an abandoned well. According to the well’s operator, Houston-based Texas Petroleum Investment Co., a spark triggered the… Source
Generally speaking, jobs or businesses that involve being offshore are fundamentally dangerous. For example, offshore workers encounter dangers on a daily basis that expose them to serious injuries or death. According to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”), there were six workers were killed while working offshore. Moreover, 222 workers sustained injuries while working… Source
From wasteful government projects to dictators permanently seizing emergency powers after being democratically elected, bad policies usually aren’t marketed as being bad. No. They come wrapped in shiny packaging, glittering with the promise of making everyone’s lives better, especially normal people. Tort reform is no different. It’s sold as cutting down on “frivolous” lawsuits… Source
On May 25, 2021, a gas well located at Belle Isle Field exploded injuring at least eight workers. According to reports, the incident occurred around 3:00 pm while workers were attempting to cap the abandoned well. A spokesperson for Texas Petroleum Investment Company released the following statement: “[C]ontractors working to cap a well in the Belle Isle Field were injured when a spark ignited… Source
On May 15, 2021, Tim Stringer, a dedicated offshore contractor, was tragically killed while working at Fieldwood Energy’s offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The incident occurred on Eugene Island 158 No. 14, an unmanned platform that is located about 50 miles south of Marsh Island, Louisiana. According to Rigzone, Fieldwood confirmed that Stringer was participating in a “non-emergency… Source