Category Archives: Wrongful Death

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What Caused the Worst Hot Air Balloon Accident in U.S. History?

The deadliest hot air balloon accident in U.S. history occurred on July 30, 2016. 16 people, including the pilot, were killed when a hot air balloon crashed into a power line. It was recently announced that the pilot, Alfred “Skip” Nichols, was likely impaired on a variety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs when the accident occurred. According to investigators, the…
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Austin Worker Killed by 40,000 Lb. Slab of Concrete

Tragedy struck a Southeast Austin work site after a construction accident on August 9, 2017. In the morning hours, a concrete slab fell on a worker, pinning him. The slab weighed somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 pounds. Emergency responders were initially unable to get to him, as the slab leaned against a tractor-trailer beneath a crane. Firefighters worked to break…
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Can Age Make You More Likely to Die in a Work Accident?

An Associated Press analysis of federal statistics shows that as age increases, so does the chance of work-related fatalities. This is despite the fact that overall work accident fatalities are on a decline. The trend is worrisome, since baby boomers are increasingly shirking the traditional retirement age of 65. The United States government estimates that by 2024, nearly one-fourth of…
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