As those who live here know, Texas has an abundance of opportunities for hard working individuals to find jobs. In fact, in the last decade, Texas has topped all other states in job creation. This fact comes from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, which additionally reports that the statewide bright spot of job creation casts an ominous shadow. Texas is also the frontrunner in the area of worker fatalities.
One job sector that produces a high volume of serious injuries, is the construction industry. Construction work is inherently dangerous, even when properly monitored and regulated. But insufficient official monitoring can create the possibility of companies taking short cuts in maintaining safe working conditions on job sites.