Troy Taylor Killed in Houston, TX, Scaffolding Accident
Houston, TX -- October 3, 2016, Troy Taylor was killed as the result of an accident in which he somehow fell from scaffolding while working.
Reports have indicated that the fatal incident occurred somewhere in the 77019 area of Houston while Taylor was on the job. He was doing work for Hou-Tex Glass & Mirror, a glass installation company for both commercial and residential needs.
Details at this time are still scarce. An OSHA report indicates that Mr. Taylor fell off a scaffold and suffered fatal injuries as a result.
At this time, no further information has been released.
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This definitely isn't the first fatal work accident I've seen with too few details--and it certainly won't be the last, either. Too many times I come across these workplace fatalities where reports don't cover the whys or hows of what occurred in the accident. The OSHA report for this accident simply says, "Worker killed in fall from scaffold." That hardly seems satisfactory considering someone lost a friend or a family member due to events which are apparently a mystery.
When someone is hurt or killed on the job, it shouldn't be enough for OSHA to slap a fine or two on a company and leave the surviving family out in the wind. There needs to be a thorough investigation to determine how this accident happened. Was Mr. Taylor provided with proper safety equipment? Was the scaffold up to safety standards? Did something particular like a co-worker cause Mr. Taylor to fall?
These are important questions that need to be answered. When someone is hurt or killed on the job, those affected by the accident deserve to hear the full story, not a six word summary.
--Grossman Law Offices