In 2018, a tragic accident occurred in another state that resulted in multiple fatalities. The fatal workplace injuries occurred after an oil rig exploded. A safety board recently commented on the incident, stating that the five lives that were lost may have been saved if greater precautions had been taken. Texas oil workers may want to follow this case.
Whether you work in Texas or another state, your employer is legally obligated to do certain things to help you stay safe on the job. For instance, your employer must provide proper training and any available safety equipment appropriate to your line of work. If your employer is aware of a particular hazard in the workplace, that information must be passed on to you to help you avoid a workplace injury.
Many Texas residents earn a living in coffee shops. While coffee shops may not necessarily rank high on lists for most dangerous jobs in the nation, those who work as baristas are, in fact, at great risk for workplace injuries. Current data shows that coffee shop workers take approximately 45 percent more time off work for injuries than other restaurant employees.
The life of a U.S. Postal Service worker is busy. While driving a commercial vehicle, the worker is at risk for personal injury just like anyone else driving a motor vehicle. One Texas worker's life currently hangs in the balance after a two-vehicle crash that occurred in another state on a recent Monday.
Many Texas residents earn their livings in the construction industry. This type of work usually ranks high on most lists regarding most dangerous jobs in the nation. Any number of mishaps can occur during the normal course of duty on a construction site, sometimes resulting in serious workplace injury or even death.
Online shopping has all but replaced door-to-door sales and catalog deliveries in Texas and beyond. Most people have personal accounts or are at least familiar with Amazon, the world's leading online shopping venue. Amazon's success has made its owner the richest person in history; however, a now former employee of one of its warehouses says the company's mistreatment of her after suffering workplace injuries has left her financially destitute and homeless.