Refinery and plant explosions can be broken down into three main categories – poor maintenance, dirty chemicals, and safety violations. Maintaining the high tech equipment used at refineries is a full time job and unseen corrosion can weaken metal, reducing a pipe’s capacity to withstand high pressures. However, when a refinery company attempts to cut corners by cutting down on maintenance, a refinery explosion is often the result.
We all know that texting, checking in on our favorite social apps, and even just chatting on the phone to our loved ones is tempting while driving. We hear a soft bing or feel a buzzing sensation and suddenly we are tapped into our devices to see what’s going on in an instant. What most people don’t know is that even taking your eyes off the road for two-seconds can cause detrimental accidents to occur. The Lubbock texting and driving accidents attorneys at Liggett Law Group see these tragic accidents too often, and want to make sure drivers understand the two-second rule for driving.
Though it seems at one point or another we all have engaged in dangerous or reckless driving behaviors, teens are more apt to engage in these actions than others. This can be attributed to many different factors, such as limited driving and traffic experience and pressure from peers to act out.
If you don’t happen to own a car or find yourself using ride-sharing apps often, you’d probably be familiar with Uber. While the taxi-like service is widely used amongst those who prefer to use ride-sharing apps, it has had its fair share of bad press since its inception in 2009. The company recently announced in New York City at an unveiling of its upcoming new features, that it aims to make safety a number one priority.
Airbags typically make us feel a little safer when we’re driving on our commute to work or just down the street to get groceries. Unfortunately, there are times where airbags are found to be defective and could actually do more harm to us than good. For some Dallas residents, the risks associated with defective airbags are becoming a harsh reality.
Whether we’d like to admit it or not, we’ve all sped while driving at least once in our lives. You may have sped to the hospital so your significant other could give birth to your first child or raced down the highway to be on time for a big meeting. Just because speeding is a common occurrence doesn’t mean it should be.
Oftentimes, when we think about the places we work we feel protected by those who’ve hired us and assume there would be no issue with our taking time off for personal reasons or even for an injury that happened on the job. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case and they can even find themselves being taken advantage of by the very companies they work for.
With schools going back into session this month, student safety is on top of many parents’ and teachers’ minds, especially in regards to transportation. While many children ride the bus to school each morning, it’s important to remember accidents can and do happen. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is cautioning Texans to slow down within school zones and to be aware of children walking to and from school buses in the mornings and afternoons.