Gov. Perry blames energy industry hazards for high worker fatality rate
February 21, 2013
Texas Governor Rick Perry’s recent assertion that his state’s high on-the-job fatality rate is due to the dangerous nature of the energy industry is being contradicted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH).
The number of cases of West Nile virus has grown dramatically in recent weeks and public health experts suggest that if the trend continues, this year’s outbreak may rank among the largest in U.S. history.
A Texas construction safety group has received a $1.6 million dividend based on its overall loss ratio. The Texas Construction Association (TCA) safety group, designed by subcontractors to benefit subcontractors, received the payment from the Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of workers' compensation insurance.