March 14, 2017 An oil field worker in Brazoria County, Texas was killed when a heavy piece of equipment fell, according to KHOU Channel 11 News and KPRC Channel 2 in Houston. The equipment reportedly weighed between 2,500 and 3,500 pounds. News outlets...
Everything is bigger in Texas, and getting around the Lone Star State can be quite a task. Whether we're traveling from one town to another for business and fun, or simply getting from home to work and back again, Texans certainly rack up the miles. While...
The auto industry has seen a rising number of auto recalls in the last few years. In 2014 alone 62 million vehicles were pulled from U.S. roads due to safety issues such as defective ignition switches and unsafe airbag deployment. RECENT AUTO RECALLS While some of...
People killed in drunk driving accidents account for one-third of all traffic fatalities. This amounts to one death every 53 minutes. Despite the frequency of drunk driving accidents, drinking and driving is still rampant on roadways across the country, and many people are still misinformed about drunk driving.
Manufacturers are responsible for making safe products, but for a variety of reasons, dangerous consumer products still make it onto the market with defects. While most people are familiar with car recalls, recalls for defective child seats can be just as dangerous. Unlike auto parts recalls, recalls for child safety seats are much more difficult to tackle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only 40% of recalled car seats ever get repaired.
Most drivers own cell phones, and unfortunately, many drivers are tempted into using their phones while driving. Most drivers using smartphones while driving do so because they believe they can do it safely, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for workers, but this time of year, construction workers are exposed to another serious threat on the job: working at night. Because the days get shorter in the winter, many construction workers (or any other person who works outside) will likely find themselves working during night for at least part of their day.
Last year, the team at The Gutierrez Law Firm and our online community raised $1,000 for the Food Bank of Corpus Christi. Our donation helped the food bank provide for those who need it the most, and we would like your help to do it again.
Refineries are incredibly complex and dangerous jobsites. While refineries are crucial to the oil and gas, manufacturing, and agricultural industries, refinery accidents can be incredibly devastating. Texas has unfortunately seen a number of refinery accidents in recent years and it’s important to understand injuries from a refinery accident are different from many of the most common workplace injuries.