Posts Tagged ‘on-the-job injury’

Bee Cave Scaffold Collapse: Scaffolding Safety

I was walking back to my office from an appointment this afternoon, and I read about a scaffold collapse on Bee Cave Road. I don’t know what happened, but you can almost guarantee that there were a number of safety violations that led to the problem.  I try not to usually make such generalizations, but…

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Austin Scaffold Collapse — A Case Study

Yesterday, one worker was killed and another injured when the scaffold they were using collapsed.  The workers were maintenane workers for the Retreat at North Bluff apartment complex.  They were apparently using a make-shift wooden scaffold for their work.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now investigating the incident. If you’re involved in such…

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On-The-Job Injury? Don't Sign A Release Without Advice From A Lawyer

I’ve heard from two attorneys the last few days that were trying to avoid a difficult situation involving on-the-job injuries. For background, Texas is a worker’s comp state.  If your employer has worker’s comp then you are, for the most part, barred from suing your employer if you’re injured on the job.  On the other…

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