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Construction worker injured Wednesday in downtown Austin

AUSTIN, TX – A construction worker was injured Wednesday and had to be rescued by emergency crews from the Austin Fire Department and the Austin-Travis County EMS.

KXAN reports that the rescue occurred around 3 p.m. at Fifth Street and Brazos Street, located in downtown Austin.

The construction worker was on the 21st floor of a building at the time of the rescue.

We will continue to monitor this story and our team will update our blog as more information becomes available.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin workplace injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Family of COVID-19 victim files wrongful death lawsuit against nursing home employer

AUSTIN, TX – The family of an Austin nursing assistant who died of COVID-19 in April is suing the nursing home where he worked, according to a report by KXAN.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed on Wednesday and concerns  the April 17 death of nursing assistant Maurice Dotson. The suit seeks to hold the workplace responsible for not taking earlier actions to prevent the deaths of patients and workers due to the novel coronavirus.

According to the lawsuit, West Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and its operator Regency Integrated Health Services failed to provide adequate protective gear for its workers tending to sick patients.

An excerpt from the lawsuit states that “Regency put profits over the safety of its patients and staff by failing to provide personal protective equipment (“PPE”) during the COVID-19 pandemic,” and “unnecessarily exposed its patients and staff to unreasonable risks of serious harm” due to a lack of provided protective gear.

Also, according to the lawsuit, Texas Health and Human Services “conducted a surprise inspection of West Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Defendant was cited for several PPE violations” around March 26.

KXAN’s report describes Dotson as a model employee who chose not to abandon needy patients in the nursing home.

Attorney Kathleen Kearney said that Dotson “treated [the patients] with respect and dignity, and then his employer didn’t give him that in return.”

Dotson died of COVID-19 on April 17 at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, and his family could not be by his side due to coronavirus visitor restrictions in place at the time.

The family is suing for more than $1 million dollars in relief and is seeking a trial by jury.

Regency, the defendant, did not issue a comment on the case.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community informed and safer. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace accident, call the Austin workplace injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. 


City employee killed after falling into wastewater tank

HOUSTON, TX – KHOU reports a city of Houston employee died after falling into a wastewater tank on Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred at  the 69th St Wastewater Treatment Plant at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Authorities and EMS personnel rushed to scene on 2525 SSgt. Macario Garcia Drive and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

According to Houston police, the victim was cleaning the tank when he fell in and witnesses called for help.

The victims identity and cause of death has not been released.

The Houston workplace injury lawyers of Gibson Hill Personal Injury represent those who’ve been hurt or have lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligence. We have the skills and experience necessary to help you get the fair compensation you’re owed. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys at 512-580-8334 or by reaching out to us online.


Worker pronounced dead in industrial accident

WACO, TX – A worker for Time Manufacturing Co.’s Versalift Southwest is dead after an industrial accident, according to KXXV.

Waco authorities say that they were dispatched to the company’s offices, located at 1200 Texas Central Parkway, at around 9 a.m. on May 4.

Waco Officer Bynum said that many of the workers were handling heavy equipment when the incident occurred.

Waco police, fire department, and EMS responded to the scene.

The incident is still under investigation.

The Waco workplace injury lawyers of Gibson Hill Personal Injury represent those who’ve been hurt or have lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligence. We have the skills and experience necessary to help you get the fair compensation you’re owed. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys at 512-580-8334 or by reaching out to us online.


Recycling Plant Employee Found Dead On Conveyor Belt

A worker at a recycling plant was found dead on top of a conveyor belt, according to a March 12 article by Patch.

31-year-old Collen LeBlanc was found at a recycling center along Johnny Morris Road, around 1:30 AM, March 11. Authorities believe the body was taken to the site after he died. Also, they suspect no foul play.

The Austin personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and have guided them through the legal system's complexities in order to help them receive the best medical treatment available as well as financial compensation. Call 512-580-8334 for a free consultation today.

Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Man Injured In Construction Trench

A man was sent to the hospital after being injured in a construction trench near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, according to a January 20 article by Statesman.

EMS Medics responded at 10:47 AM to the 10100 block of Golfcourse Road where they found a man in his 20s 8-10 feet deep in a construction trench. He had an injury to his “lower extremity” and was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.

The Austin personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and have guided them through the legal system's complexities in order to help them receive the best medical treatment available as well as financial compensation. Call 512-580-8334 for a free consultation today.

Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Fatal Industrial Accident In Highway 385

A man died following an industrial accident, according to a January 16 article by Your Basin.

The incident happened around 8:30 AM Thursday, in Highway 385. Officials have not released further details regarding the victim nor the accident.

The Austin personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and have guided them through the legal system's complexities in order to help them receive the best medical treatment available as well as financial compensation. Call 512-580-8334 for a free consultation today.

Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Oil Company Worker Died Due To Toxic Gas

An oil company worker died due to a poisonous gas at a pump house, according to a January 14 article by AP News.

Saturday night, 44-year-old Jacob Dean was dispatched by Aghorn Energy to check one of their pump houses. He then died after inhaling the hydrogen sulfide gas inside. Later, his wife, 37-year-old Natalee Dean, tried to reach him by phone but got no response. Because of this, she drove to the pump house along with her 6-year-old and her 9-year-old. Unfortunately, Natalee also died after entering the facility and breathing the same gas. Luckily the children were left inside the car and were unharmed.

The Austin personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and have guided them through the legal system's complexities in order to help them receive the best medical treatment available as well as financial compensation. Call 512-580-8334 for a free consultation today.

Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.