In an article by NBC DFW, it states that an employee of a Dallas Luby’s restaurant has been arrested in connection with a shooting that took place in proximity to the cafe. 20-year-old Ladarius Titus was taken into custody and booked into Dallas County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, October 24th. That day, officers responded to a call about some shots that had been fired around 1 p.m. to a shopping center that is located in the 5500 block of South Hampton Road. One person had a gunshot wound, the police said. The victim’s identity has not been released but this person was taken to a hospital in unknown condition by emergency workers.
This shooting that took place near where Titus worked could have involved more people. Usually, this kind of illegal activity is not something that most people have to deal with when they are working. Some places may be at more of a risk when it comes to having their businesses robbed. Places like banks, gas stations, and convenience stores are all at a higher risk of coming into contact with robbers who are carrying firearms. There is not much information for the reason Titus was firing shots so it could be any reason including self-defense. We may not be able to do much other than speculate about the incident, but there is one thing that is for sure; people get hurt on the job more often than we would care to admit.
Sometimes injuries that happen at work are self-inflicted and other times, it may be an unsafe environment that causes the harm. Managers and business owners are responsible for keeping a safe workplace and training people how to do their jobs safely. Things don’t always work out for the best, and people get hurt. Sometimes people do careless things, and then someone pays the price for the carelessness. In the end, employers are responsible for injuries to their employees. On some occasions, they may not uphold their responsibilities, and you may need to seek help for your injuries.
2015 Work Injury Statistics
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports:
- The annual total of 4,836 fatal workplace injuries in 2015, was the highest number of fatalities since the 5,214 documented deadly injuries in 2008.
- The total of fatal work injuries that were recorded in the United States in 2015 is a slight increase from the 4,821 fatal injuries reported in 2014.
- Workers age 65 years and older incurred 650 fatal injuries, the second-largest number for the group since the national census began in 1992 but decreased from the 2014 figure of 684.
- Fatal injuries in the private oil and gas extraction industries were 38 percent lower in 2015 than 2014.
- Seventeen percent of decedents were contracted by and performing work for another business or government entity in 2015 rather than for their direct employer at the time of the incident.
- Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers recorded 745 fatal injuries, the most of any occupation.
- The 937 fatal work injuries in the private construction industry in 2015 represented the highest total since 975 cases in 2008.
San Antonio Work Injury Attorneys
If you have received an injury while you were on the clock and your employer is less than helpful, you may want to contact us. We have several members of our team who are experienced with work injury cases. If you would like to speak with someone about the details of your accident, then we can do so in a free case evaluation. Let us see how we can help you and your situation.