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Brazoria County Oil Field Accident | The Gutierrez Law Firm

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...

Bicycles, Pedestrians, and Texas Law: Staying Safe on the Road

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...

AUTO RECALLS ON THE RISE: IS YOUR VEHICLE PUTTING YOU AT RISK?

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...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Drunk Driving Accidents

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.

Everything You Need To Know About Defective Car Seats

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.

The Dangers Of Using A Cell Phone While Driving

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.

Safety Tips For Working At Night

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.

Understanding Refinery Accident Injuries

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.

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