Jones Act

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, employees that work in the oil and gas extraction industry (including offshore) are 7 times more likely to die on the job than the average worker in the United States. The CDC backs their statement up with data showing that the average fatality rate for…

Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

Every year, about 1 in 10 highway deaths occurs in a crash involving a large truck. Vehicular accidents involving large trucks, such as 18 wheelers, are often more dangerous than your run of the mill fender bender because of the sheer size and weight of the truck. In fact, in 2014, more than 3,500 people…


Workplace Injuries

Every year in the United States, people get injured or even die while on the job. In 2014, there were about 3 million workplace injuries or illness cases in the private sector, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Of these cases, about 2.8 million of the 3 million total were work-related injuries. Texas…


Plant Explosion

If you live in Houston, it probably seems like every few months there is a major incident (plant explosion) at one of our many chemical plants. For many people, when they think about Houston, the first thought that comes to mind is the oil and gas industry and the good economy we enjoy as a…