UT Dallas Crane Collapse Kills Two
July 7. 2012 17:56 by
It is being reported that two workers were killed earlier today when a crane collapsed at the UT Dallas campus. Initial reports indicate that the crane fell while it was being dismantled. Also, it is being reported that strong winds as high as 50 mph were blowing in the area of the campus at the time due to a storm in the area. The two deceased employees were from an outside construction company, and no one from the university was injured. Witnesses report hearing loud screams and loud crashing signs. We will continue to follow this story, particularly the ongoing investigation into the cause of this horrific
The Dallas personal injury attorneys at
Wilson Trosclair and Lovins
have vast experience in representing families of injured or killed workers. In fact, we are currently representing the family of a worker killed while assembling a radio tower as well as the family of a worker that fell to his death while at a construction site. If you or a family member suffered an injury while at the workplace, you deserve the level of representation that our Dallas personal injury attorneys will provide you. Call us today at 214-484-1930.
Dallas Workplace Injury At An Industrial Bakery Supply Company
June 4. 2012 10:12 by
A Dallas worker was rescued yesterday after falling into an industrial mixer while on the job. The
happened at BCW Food Products on Denton Drive. It is not clear how the accident occurred. All that is known at this time is that the employee was working near a large piece of equipment that mixes flour prior to falling. What caused him to fall and whether there was appropriate fall protection equipment is uncertain. The piece of equipment had to be disassembled to remove the worker, who was at the bottom of the machine in between two sharp blades used to mix the flour. Further complicating the rescue is the highly flammable nature of the flour. Fortunately, the worker was rescued without incident and taken to Parkland Hospital. His current condition is unknown.
On the job injuries can happen anywhere. While it is uncertain in this instance what caused the accident, failure to follow or implement appropriate safety procedures, such as appropriate fall protection, causes a large majority of on the job injuries. Many workplace accidents can be avoided if a little common sense is followed. The Dallas personal injury attorneys at Wilson Trosclair and Lovins
have the necessary experience
to help workers injured on the job, whether that injury occurs at a factory, plant oil rig, or any other industrial area. Call us today if you have been injured so that we can begin the steps necessary to protect your rights.
Two Dead In Fairview Texas Workplace Accident
November 4. 2011 13:39 by
Two workers attempting to locate a clog in a waste water line became trapped in a man hole after either losing oxygen or becoming overwhelmed by fumes. The two workers were employed by SJ Lewis and were working a contract job for the North Texas Municipal Water District at the time of the fatal
work place accident
. According to a third employee at the scene, the first employee was in the manhole when he was overcome by fumes or a lack of oxygen, and the second worker went in after him to assist. The third worker called 911 and reported that both men were unconscious. It is also reported that neither man was wearing a protective breathing apparatus at the time of the accident. The company both men worked for, SJ Lewis, was previously cited for seven federal workplace infractions in the last five years.
is currently investigating this
While the exact cause of this horrible incident remains unknown, this tragedy does highlight the dangers many of our citizens face while trying to provide for their families. Workplace safety needs to be a priority, whether it is providing workers better safety equipment or better training. There is simply no excuse for employers in dangerous occupations like this one failing to follow common sense safety guidelines as was as comply with their legal obligations to protect the health and lives of their employees. Yet, day after day fathers and mothers are injured or killed in accidents that could have easily been avoided if safety guidelines were followed. If you or a loved one was injured in a workplace accident, the
Dallas and Austin personal injury attorneys
at Wilson Trosclair and Lovins can help. Call us today at 214-484-1930.