17 May, 2017

FMCSA Establishes Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

By | May 17th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ruled that a nationwide clearinghouse must be established so that employers can check if truck and bus drivers have violated drug and alcohol testing programs. This [...]

11 May, 2017

CBS News: Trucking Accidents Involving Older Drivers on the Rise

By | May 11th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

A CBS News investigation revealed that between 2013-2015 there were more than 6,600 commercial trucking accidents involving drivers who were in their 70s, 80s and 90s. The number of accidents jumped nearly 20 percent [...]

27 April, 2017

Several Injured in Oklahoma Oilfield Explosion

By | April 27th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

Several people were hurt in a Feb. 16, 2017 explosion that occurred in an oilfield near the Oklahoma town of Quinton, located in Pittsburg County. Several volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the scene, [...]

27 April, 2017

Safer Trucking Through Technology

By | April 27th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

The statistics regarding commercial truck accidents are discouraging, to say the least. Nearly 1,500 drivers were killed from 2014-2015 alone, and thousands more were severely injured. Thousands more who happened to be sharing the [...]

17 April, 2017

Texas Oilfield Worker Dies in Accident

By | April 17th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

On March 15, 2017, an oilfield worker was killed near Alvin, TX when he was crushed by a heavy piece of equipment known as a snatch block, which came loose from its moorings. Why [...]

17 April, 2017

Trucking Still One of America’s Deadliest Occupations

By | April 17th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

You probably had an idea that being a truck driver was a dangerous job, but you might not know that it is, in fact, one of the deadliest jobs in the United States. According [...]

4 April, 2017

Worker Dies in North Dakota Oilfield Fire

By | April 4th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

Oilfield accidents are far too common, and many times they turn tragic. Yet another example is an accident that occurred in a North Dakota oilfield in January 2017, killing a 24-year-old worker. Yet Another [...]

4 April, 2017

Recent Timeline Shows Devastation of Texas Bus Accidents

By | April 4th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

The website of a San Antonio television station recently published a timeline of commercial bus accidents that have occurred in Texas since 2005. It was spurred by the latest incident, which claimed the lives [...]

15 February, 2017

Trucking Company Negligence Continues to Be a Major Problem

By | February 15th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

Either through a thirst for increased profits or simply a lack of concern for safety, trucking companies routinely put their drivers in danger – as well as the motorists who share the road with [...]

15 February, 2017

How to Choose a Lawyer After an Oilfield Accident Injury

By | February 15th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

When someone suffers an injury in an oilfield accident, the at-fault party or parties should be held responsible. It could be the employer for not ensuring a safe workplace, the manufacturer of a part [...]

8 February, 2017

Kansas Oilfield Explosion Injures Five – Two Critically

By | February 8th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

An oilfield explosion in Kansas in December injured five workers, with two of the injuries described as critical. According to a report, the accident occurred when the workers were changing heads on a pipe [...]

8 February, 2017

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

By | February 8th, 2017|Serious Accidents|

Any type of trucking accident can be catastrophic, leading to life-altering injuries and tragic deaths. There are many common causes of these accidents, many of which occur due to the negligence of a trucking [...]