In Texas, we see our fair share of cranes involved in construction and industrial sites. While cranes are clearly essential tools when it comes to lifting heavy objects while building, they are also incredibly dangerous if they aren’t properly operated. The frequency of workplace injuries on construction sites is horrifying enough, but recent data has…
The city of Fort Worth witnessed a terrifying sight early this month when a scaffolding collapse occurred on a construction site. What was unusual about this Texas construction accident is how many people were there to witness it and take video footage. A marketing company was making promotional videos when its employees looked outside the window and across the street to find a man dangling from the side of a building. The marketing company and several onlookers outside captured the harrowing incident was on camera.
Every year, thousands of Texans are injured on the job. Many of them are afraid to file personal injury lawsuits for fear of retaliation by employers, but this leaves them paying the price for an employer’s negligence. Workers have every right to pursue compensation after a Texas workplace accident. Although coming forward may be difficult, it is the only way to obtain justice. Justice is exactly what came to a Texas man who was injured in a 2016 Gainesville workplace accident.
If you happen to work in construction, you know the importance of having foreman, lead workers, and front-line supervisors who know how to practice proper safety protocol. While routine inspections may seem like a mundane everyday task, they are conducted in order to remain in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidelines for keeping employees safe from harm. Now OSHA has found a new way to ensure worker safety.
We tend to feel a sense of comfort knowing our safety is a priority for our employers. We neither expect to encounter any potentially deadly instances during the workday nor anticipate any sort of devastation to affect our day-to-day work. However, for those who find themselves doing industrial or manufacturing work, the odds are often quite different.
Employee concerns about health and/or safety hazards at work can generally be put to rest by knowing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists. With that being said, workplace accidents can and do happen and unfortunately OSHA violations are often a part of these occurrences. For an idea on just how frequently these instances occur, let’s take a look at the top 10 OSHA violations for 2018.
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.
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.