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Deadly San Antonio Workplaces


No one should have to fear being injured while on the job; however, every year millions of workers are injured or fall ill due to workplace accidents every year. In severe cases, these injuries and illnesses can result in death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recorded 5,190 workplace deaths in 2016 along – this averages to more than 14 deaths every day.

Using OSHA records from January 2009 through May 2015, the San Antonio Express-News has gathered information on workplace deaths from multiple industries in San Antonio, proving that fatal workplace accidents can happen in any occupation.

JJJ Mechanical

Date of Incident: May 17, 2017

Cause of Death: Worker fatally crushed between the rail of a scissor lift and a concrete wall.

Stark Contracting, LLC

Date of Incident: March 7, 2017

Cause of Death: Worker killed in a trench collapse.

Native American Contracting LLC

Date of Incident: February 6, 2016

Cause of Death: Worker killed in fall.

Step It Up Construction

Date of Incident: January 23, 2017

Cause of Death: Worker struck by bucket.

Aramark American Food Services

Date of Incident: February 3, 2017

Cause of Death: Worker asphyxiated while working in a crawl space to unclog drains.

Cracker Barrel

Date of Incident: December 1, 2016

Cause of Death: Worker killed in slip and fall accident.

Texas Fifth Was Roofing Systems

Date of Incident: June 7, 2016

Cause of Death: Worker died after falling from a roof.

Douglas King Seed Co.

Date of Incident: May 13, 2016

Cause of Death: Worker died after being struck by an auger.

Texas fifth Wall Roofing

Date of Incident: May 6, 2016

Cause of Death: Worker killed in fall from a roof.

GTZ Construction

Date of Incident: April 25, 2016

Cause of Death: Worker died after falling from roof.

Metro Waste Systems

Date of Incident: April 12, 2016

Cause of Death: Worker was fatally crushed by garbage truck trash compactor.

DoubleTree by Hilton

Date of Incident: February 29, 2016

Cause of Death: Worker electrocuted while working on HVAC.

Whittlesey Lanscape Supplies & Recycling Inc.

Date of Incident: March 3, 2015

Cause of Death: Worker dies after fall from dump trailer ladder.

Chalk Mountain Services of Texas LLC

Date of Incident: August 18, 2014

Cause of Death: Worker crushed in sandbag collapse.

Southwest Research Institute

Date of Incident: June 25, 2014

Cause of Death: Worker killed when combustion unit exploded.

Surlean Foods

Date of Incident: June 18, 2014

Cause of Death: Worker struck and killed by motor vehicle.

G.W. Drywall

Date of Incident: September 23, 2013

Cause of Death: Worker died after falling 19 feet from a platform.

Upstage Center Inc.

Date of Incident: April 5, 2013

Cause of Death: Worker fell 100 feet while dismantling iron cross beams in a concert stage setup.

Comfort-Air Engineering Inc.

Date of Incident: March 27, 2013

Cause of Death: Employee fell through skylight while installing HVAC piping.

TK Holdings Inc.

Date of Incident: January 1, 2013

Cause of Death: Employee fatally crushed in die press.

Stagg LLC

Date of Incident: September 15, 2012

Cause of Death: Worker died after slipping on wet floor.

Elias Ovalle-Gonzalez

Date of Incident: July 28, 2012

Cause of Death: Worker died after falling from a scaffold

William Brothers Construction Company Inc.

Date of Incident: June 9, 2012

Cause of Death: Worker installing metal decking on highway fell 50 feet.

Indus Construction LP

Date of Incident: May 5, 2012

Cause of Death: Bridge Worker installing rebar died after falling 18 feet.

Spectrum Painting

Date of Incident: April 14, 2012

Cause of Death: Worker died at the hospital after falling three feet from a letter.

Fry Roofing Inc.

Date of Incident: January 14, 2012

Cause of Death: Worker died after falling 25 feet from a roof.

Certifit Inc.

Date of Incident: January 7, 2012

Cause of Death: Worker was struck and killed by a commercial vehicle near a delivery ramp.

Hilario Valero

Date of Incident: October 29, 2011

Cause of Death: Worker died after falling 18 feet from roof.

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

Date of Incident: August 27, 2011

Cause of Death: Worker was crushed between a trailer and a dolly while connecting the trailer’s air lines.

Con-Way Freight

Date of Incident: July 16, 2017

Cause of Death: Worker was killed when a crate of equipment fell on top of him.

International Bankshare Corp.

Date of Incident: May 14, 2011

Cause of Death: Worker walking on an elevated catwalk dies after failing through an unsecured access door.

Austin Distributing

Date of Incident: April 16, 2011

Cause of Death: Worker crushed after being pinned between the bucket and body of a front end loader.

Marcus De Los Santos

Date of Incident: May 8, 2010

Cause of Death: Worker falls seven stories from scaffolding.

MOD Space

Date of Incident: April 10, 2010

Cause of Death: Worker pinned between forklift and vehicle.

Mission Open Air Market

Date of Incident: December 18, 2009

Cause of Death: Worker was struck by a vehicle.

Lopez Landscaping

Date of Incident: November 13, 2009

Cause of Death: Worker caught in trench cave in.

Holts Mechanical

Date of Incident: November 13, 2009

Cause of Death: Worker died after falling 25 feet through skylight.

Dausin Electric Company San Antonio

Date of Incident: August 7, 2009

Cause of Death: Worker Electrocuted

Contact an Experienced Workplace Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys fight to protect the rights of workplace injury victims. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed on the job, contact Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys. The goal of our offices is to not only protect your rights, but to send a message so the same tragedy does not happen again. We represent clients/victims all over the country.

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