Playground Slides Causing Finger Amputations in Children

Keeping young children safe is a nerve-wracking full-time job for parents. From researching the best car seat to buying secure high chairs, helmets, and bed rails, a lot of thought goes into protecting children’s developing bodies. Even taking kids to the playground requires constant parental vigilance lest little ones fall off the monkey bars or […]

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Dump-Truck Tipping Death and Liability

An AT&T worker was killed on December 9 because he was standing next to an 18-wheel dump truck that tipped over on a cul-de-sac in Travis County. He was there working on a home in a development with several houses under construction, and the truck, which was extending to dump its load, went off balance […]

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Oilfield Work: High Risk of On-the-Job Injury and Death

In Texas, oil and gas production are an important part of both the economy and our history. Generations of Texans have worked in the oil and gas fields and done a great deal to build this state into what it is today. But oilfield work is hard, and it can be very dangerous. In fact, […]

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Buses Crashing into Homes—Surprisingly Not Uncommon

Just imagine sitting in your living room or lying down in your bedroom when a bus suddenly crashes through your house’s walls. Is your baby okay? Where is the dog? This is a terrifying situation because of both the surprise and the uncertainty involved. The more complicated questions come later, however. What exactly happened and […]

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Cement Truck Crash Leaves Motorist Dead

A recent early morning collision with a cement truck in San Antonio left one driver dead and closed the road for several hours as emergency crews worked to free the victim and clear debris. According to reports, the driver of a pickup heading north on Green Mountain Road crossed into the southbound lane on a […]

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Stuck Truck Woes from an Overload

Although hearing about 18-wheeler truck accidents in the news may seem commonplace, witnessing one first hand is anything but—especially when a semi-truck is driving under an overpass that’s too small. This may sound humorous to some, but it can become a real problem for anyone else on the road with the truck. Recently, there have […]

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Getting Off a School Bus Can Be Risky Business

It’s that time of year again: back to school for millions of children across America. The hustle and bustle of getting your kids packed and on the bus in the morning can be an exciting time. For many parents, however, it can be nerve racking sending their children on a bus, hoping they get to […]

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“Pokémon Go” Meant for Walking, Not Driving

The new augmented reality game “Pokémon Go” has been a huge hit, but it’s also brought up some very real worries about a different kind of hit, and one that’s a lot more dangerous: motor vehicle collisions. Just as with all smartphone apps, it’s not meant to be used while driving. Yet despite several warning […]

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Gear Every Motorcyclist Should Own

High speeds, roaring winds, open skies–these are all aspects of motorcycling that many people find appealing. Indeed, many motorcyclists purchased their vehicles to escape the confines of standard motorized cars and trucks. And there’s no better place than Texas to experience wide open roads beneath a clear blue sky. However, the heightened freedom of a […]

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