Archive for September, 2012
Although details are sparse, local news is reporting that a worker was killed yesterday in an industrial accident at the Stolthaven Houston plant in southeast Harris County. Around noon a piece of heavy construction equipment shifted, pinning the worker against a wall. Other workers used a bulldozer for pull the earth mover away from the pinned worker so paramedics could reach him. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Because there was an on-the-job fatality OSHA will investigate the incident. The Stolthaven facility is located at 15602 Jacintoport Boulevard. The 40-year old worker’s name has not yet been released. Channel 13’s report is here.
A 19-year old driver was killed early this morning in a crash that police believe resulted from speeds around 90 miles per hour. The accident happened on Clear Lake City Boulevard near Whitlock at around 2:30 a.m. Houston Police Department officers arrived on scene to find the driver and a passenger critically hurt: the driver was pronounced dead and the passenger was transported to the emergency room with a broken leg. While the investigation is ongoing, investigators impression is that the driver was speeding eastbound when the pickup hit a curb and left the roadway, crashing into a group of trees. This is a tragic example of the danger posed by high speed driving: excessive speed can turn what might otherwise have been a survivable accident into a fatality by increasing vehicle damage and the physical forces on the occupants of the vehicle. Channel 13’s report is here.
The driver of a Chrysler PT Cruiser was killed yesterday evening in a collision with an 18-wheeler. According to Channel 11’s online report, the 18-wheeler was making a turn when the PT Cruiser struck the side of the trailer. The accident happened just before 6:00 p.m. on Airport Boulevard at Kopman Drive in Houston.
Yet another major accident has happened on Interstate 45 due to a wrong way driver who may have been driving drunk. The crash happened on I-45 near Dallas at around 2:00 a.m. last night. A car and pickup truck crashed head-on, sending the woman in the car to the hospital. According to Channel 13’s report the pickup driver wasn’t injured. Police say the woman driving the car went the wrong direction on a ramp and is suspected of being drunk. The crash is still under investigation.