High Risk for Fatal Workplace Accidents
Are there certain workplaces considered at high risk for fatal accidents?
Drivers and operators of motor vehicles are involved the largest number of fatal
work-related accidents in Texas, accounting for 44% of the occupational-related deaths in 2008;
construction had the second highest rate of fatal work-related accidents.
Texas has the dubious distinction of having the most construction deaths
in the U.S., prompting increased federal work safety inspections last
year. There were 83 incidents involving construction trade workers, including
a number of deaths from fires and
explosions. Construction trade workers were involved in 8 fatal explosions.
Other statistics include the following:
- Nearly a third of construction workplace deaths were due to falls.
- The rate of Hispanic fatalities has increased 125% between 1992 and 2005.
- Meat packing plant workers in Texas also experience a high injury rate,
per a University of Houston study.
- Texas rural counties have occupational injury fatalities at a rate 82%
higher than urban counties.
If you have been seriously injured in a Texas
industrial accident, take action as soon as possible to protect your right to claim compensation.
Do not face your claim alone.
Contact an industrial accident lawyer from Arnold & Itkin LLP today!