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Workplace Death at Argyle Construction Site

On Thursday morning, a collapsing steel frame at a construction site killed one worker and sent three others to the hospital in Argyle. According to the Times Record News, the incident happened near Argyle High School just before classes started. For currently unknown reasons, heavy beams and other parts of the steel frame crashed to the ground. The man who was killed was on some type of crane or lift at the time of the incident. When the structure collapsed, his lift also fell. The lift was about 35 feet in the air before it crashed to the ground.

Workers Injured in North Texas

First responders with the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene, where at least three other people were injured. They have since been treated and released from the hospital. At this time, there’s no word on the extent of their injuries or the cause of the structure collapse. Also, their names haven’t been released yet. At this time, the incident is likely still under investigation with authorities.

Workplace Injuries and Deaths Across the U.S.

  • In 2013, 4,405 workers were killed on the job.
  • In 2012, 269 out of 775 construction site fatalities were due to falls from elevation.
  • One in Five worker deaths in 2013 happened at a construction site.
  • In 2013, the leading causes of death at construction sites were falls.
  • Fall prevention safety standards are on the list for 10 most cited OSHA safety standards across the country.
  • In 2013, fatal work injuries involving contractors accounted for 17 percent of all fatal injuries on the job.

Workplace Safety in Wichita Falls

Improving workplace safety needs to be a top priority for employers in North Texas and across the country. Workplace wrongful death and injury cases can be incredibly complicated. In addition to dealing with an employer, contractor or subcontractor, you could also be dealing with pushy insurance companies and their lawyers. Additionally, bringing a conventional lawsuit against a negligent employer in Texas or Oklahoma can be difficult. If you have been injured on the job or if you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, you need to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased worker and also wishes the injured victims full and speedy recoveries.

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Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

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Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
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We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Deadly Farming Incident near Cyril, Oklahoma

A few weeks ago, a farming incident took the life of an Oklahoma man. Floyd “Junior” Etter Jr., 56-years-old, was run over by a combine while moisture testing the ground. Etter was well known in the community for helping others. KSWO News Channel Seven reports that this incident underscores just how dangerous farm work can be. The need for safety education and training can’t be overstated when farmers and farm workers are utilizing large pieces of heavy machinery on a daily basis.

U.S. Agricultural Safety Statistics

  • In 2010, approximately 1,823,000 full-time workers were employed in production agriculture.
  • In 2009, an estimated 1.03 million children and young adults under the age of 20 resided on farms.
  • About half of those performed farm work.
  • In 2010, 476 farmers and farm workers died due to work-related injury.
  • The fatality rate for farmers and farm workers is 26.1 deaths per 100,000 workers.
  • Tractor overturns were the leading cause of death for farmers and farm workers.
  • The leading cause of fatal injuries to children and young adults under the age of 20 involved machinery.
  • Every day, approximately 243 farm workers suffer a lost-work-time injury.
  • Five percent of those injuries result in permanent impairment.

Heavy Equipment Safety Concerns

Tractors, combines and other large pieces of heavy farming equipment represent the largest potential danger to farm workers and ranchers. It’s important to make sure everybody who is working with and around heavy machinery is properly trained in safety procedures and proper use.

Since most farms and ranches across Texoma are family-run operations, particular attention should be paid when children and youth farm workers are handling, operating and working around large pieces of machinery.

Farming Accidents in Texoma

If you or a loved one has been injured in a farming accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Even if your farm or ranch is insured, contact a lawyer. Insurance companies aren’t always looking out for the best interest of the policy holder.

Families may be facing lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation costs and other expenses caused by a farm accident. Unlike many other industries, when farm works needs to be done, it waits for nobody.

After a farming accident, an attorney can help make sure you get the compensation you deserve, so you can get back to your regular life. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Etter.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

Contact Form