A number of jobs and tasks require the use of harsh or toxic chemicals. Even the simple act of running a machine can contaminate a work environment with hazardous fumes. When workers are exposed to these toxins, they can face both immediate and long-term threats of illness.
A car accident can change everything in an instant, leaving grieving family members and a reeling community. In an example close to home, this weekend saw a horrific tragedy for North Central Texas College, when four women’s softball players were killed in a car accident on the way home from a scrimmage in Bethany, Oklahoma.
Two safety advocacy groups have begun seeking access to previously sealed files concerning possible safety hazards posed by highway guardrail end caps manufactured by a division of Trinity Industries, a Dallas-based manufacturer. The Center for Auto Safety and Massachusetts-based The Safety Institute, based in Massachusetts, filed a request on Thursday asking a federal judge to unseal court records of a trial involving an accusation made by Joshua Harman, a guardrail installer employed in Virginia, in which he said that new versions of the ET-Plus guardrail are likely to jam, causing potentially fatal damage when struck.
It is no secret that Texans love to celebrate Independence Day with family, friends and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on Lubbock roads. The fact is, the Fourth of July is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk driving. If you or someone you know needs safe transportation home this holiday, please call 744-HURT during the hours of 12:00 pm on July 4th to 2:00 am on July 5th. The Liggett Law Group will arrange and pay for a cab to drive your party home.
On April 10, 2014, Jose Aguirre was tragically killed while performing job related duties and the cause of death was electrocution. Park Tower Residents were startled by what they thought was an explosion and rushed out of their apartments to find the Mr. Aguirre lying on the ground smoldering and struggling to breathe. Ted Liggett of the Lubbock law firm Liggett Law Group has filed a lawsuit against Park Towers, LLC on behalf of the family of Jose Aguirre in the workplace accident.
With Stage 1 Water Restrictions in place and the likelihood of progressing to Stage 2 Water Restrictions in June, it is time for Lubbock and our community to take drastic changes in how we think about, use and consume water. Without additional water resources, Lubbock will not be capable of supplying the anticipated water demand…