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Lake Jackson Matula and Matula Cited for Employee Death in Texas Sewer Accident

A company based in Lake Jackson, Texas has been cited for the death of a worker in a sewer accident.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company Matula and Matula Construction in the death of the 23-year-old worker, who died earlier this year. The worker had crawled into an abandoned sewer, and was found dead

Worker Dies At Galveston Shipyard

A contract worker died last week after a construction-related accident in a Galveston shipyard. The man was operating a backhoe from outside the cab at Southwest Shipyard when he was pinned by the boom. A crew was working on digging a hole at the time of the incident. The worker had gotten off the backhoe and

Houston Construction Company Cited for Trenching Negligence | Texas Construction Accident Lawyers

OSHA cited Conrad Construction Co. Inc. in Houston, Texas with one alleged willful and two alleged serious violations for failing to protect workers who were replacing manholes on an existing storm sewer line. Proposed penalties total $40,000. While no one was injured, OSHA did find violations of workplace safety standards.  A willful violation was issued for

Austin Mandates Regular Rest Breaks for Construction Workers

Construction safety in Austin had come under the scanner after the deaths of three construction workers in a scaffolding collapse accident at a building under construction in June 2009.  This week, the Austin City Council told construction companies  that they must provide workers 10 minutes of rest for every four hours of work.  The Council unanimously passed

Heat-Related Illnesses Affect Texas Construction Workers during Summer

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious risks in the workplace during the hot, sweltering days of summer.  The risks are even higher for construction workers who may be required to spend long periods of time out in the sun.  A hot workplace where a worker has no access to proper protective gear, can place

Cleburne Texas Gas Line Explosion – Gas Line Not Marked?

Investigation into the gas line explosion in Cleburne, Texas that left a man dead are focusing on whether the line was properly marked before utility work began at the job site.  An Oklahoma worker died Monday, and another worker remains hospitalized with burns after a natural gas pipeline exploded into a fireball.  Now that the facts are

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