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Work-related injuries under scrutiny after Texas plant explosion

For many Austin, Texas, residents, the tragic explosion of a West, Texas, fertilizer plant is one of the most tragic workplace accidents across the United States. The 30 thousand tons of fertilizer exploded and shook the ground with a 2.1 magnitude on the Richter scale. The incident claimed 15 lives, 12 of them firefighters. The history of workplace violations of…
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Preventing work-related injuries is a must for Texas employers

As most Texas readers know, some jobs are more dangerous than others. For example, astronauts puts themselves at a very high risk of danger every time they fly into space, just like factory worker puts themselves at risk when working with dangerous machines. Especially when work environments are dangerous, it is important for employers to provide a safe work environment…
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OSHA fines New Braunfels Company for safety violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has penalized a New Braunfels manufacturing company following allegations that the company has exposed its employees to unguarded machinery and electrical hazards. The sort of safety violations being cited often lead to workplace accidents that result in employee injuries and deaths. According to OSHA, BMC Building Materials and Construction Services Inc.,…
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