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Tag Archives: wrongful death

Is My Railroad Injury Covered by FELA?

A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition recently after being pinned under a railroad car in Kansas. It took emergency crews 45 minutes to release the worker from the wheels by using a jack to lift the railcar off him. Although the man did not die from the incident, his serious condition… Read More »

Safety Precautions Especially Important for Motorcyclists to Prevent Serious Injury

A Minnesota woman was charged with vehicular homicide after colliding with a motorcycle recently, killing the passenger and injuring the driver. The 23-year-old SUV driver crossed the center lane and hit a Harley-Davidson. The 47-year-old motorcycle driver sustained severe injuries, and the 51-year-old passenger succumbed to her injuries after being taken to the hospital. It… Read More »

Asiana Flight 214’s On-Scene Investigation Concluded

A mother and her 8-year-old son have sued Asiana Airlines for their “extreme and catastrophic injuries and emotional distress” after Asiana Flight 214 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport in July. The father, who was not a passenger on the plane, was also named in the suit for “loss of consortium” as a result of… Read More »

What Should I Do After an Oilfield Accident?

Two men died in separate oilfield accidents in West Texas within the same week recently, bringing attention to Big Spring for all the wrong reasons. The first man was killed when the rig he was working on, which was owned by Heartland Drilling of Abilene, collapsed. The second man was killed when he and other… Read More »

Common Causes of Oilfield Accidents

The fiancé of a man who was fatally electrocuted at a West Texas drilling site filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that employed him and its subcontractor. KeAndre Lamon Ross was electrocuted using a power-washer outside the rig’s generator house when he touched a metal box used to protect the rig’s wiring. Working… Read More »

Man and Son-in-Law Killed by Toxic Gas Exposure

A man and his son-in-law were killed in an oilfield-related accident recently one mile northeast of Clafin, Kansas. The man was fixing a leaky valve and asked his son-in-law to bring him additional parts. Unfortunately, both were overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas, a byproduct of oil and natural gas production, and suffocated from the toxic… Read More »

Severe Burns Leave Victims Emotionally and Physically Scarred

Family members and survivors of the deadliest drunk driving crash in U.S. history recently commemorated its 25th anniversary. Twenty-seven people were killed and 34 people were injured after being trapped in a church bus that burst into flames when a man, who was driving on the wrong side of the road, collided head-on into the… Read More »

Massive Minnesota Oil Spill Raises Questions about Safety of Transporting Oil by Rail

As oil exports from Canada to the United States expand, so do the risks associated with rail transport.  Early in the morning of March 27, 2013, a mile-long Canadian Pacific train hauling Canadian crude oil went into emergency braking mode outside the small town of Parker Prairie, Minnesota. Fourteen freight and tanker cars derailed. Three… Read More »