Santos Galicia-Hernandez: Safety Negligence? Tragically Loses Life in Slaton, TX Cotton Processing Plant Industrial Accident.

Santos Galicia-Hernandez: Safety Negligence? Tragically Loses Life in Slaton, TX Cotton Processing Plant Industrial Accident.

Santos Galicia-Hernandez: Safety Negligence? Tragically Loses Life in Slaton, TX Cotton Processing Plant Industrial Accident. (

Was safety negligence or an equipment malfunction a factor in this loss of life and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Our firm represents victims of safety failures across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Slaton, TX News

A man lost his life after a work-related incident at a Slaton, TX cotton processing plant Thursday morning, April 25, 2024. is reporting, “[a]uthorities in Texas say they are investigating an industrial accident at a cotton processing plant where a man was killed Thursday morning…emergency crews were called to the [facility] regarding a fatal incident at about 9:15 a.m.” is reporting, “Santos Galicia-Hernandez, 62, was crushed by cotton bales and died. The 62-year-old was working between two 1,500-pound stacks of cotton when a lift operator compressed the row, unaware the worker was between the stacks. Galicia-Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The U.S. Occupation Safety & Health Administration will investigate the accident.

Is Justice Available? Our Legal Take


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Employees, vendors and guests have a right to safety and security while on the premises of a business. The safety measures provided at the business, the malfunction of equipment, or a manufacturing failure may be at issue in this matter, and may be important in evaluating whether this tragic incident may have been prevented. Relevant factual and legal inquires include, but are not limited to:

  • What safety rules were in place to prevent this type of accident?
  • Did any such safety features fail?
  • Was the tragedy a result of a catastrophic equipment malfunction?
  • What was the condition of any machinery/equipment involved?
  • Was the construction company or property owner aware of the potential safety risks to employees?
  • If equipment or machinery were involved in the incident, were any attempts made to service, recall or replace any such machinery or equipment prior to the incident?

Under Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that the family of Santos Galicia-Hernandez will most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. While the families should be eligible for benefits under workers compensation laws, they may also hold a substantial third-party civil claim against the designer or manufacturer of any malfunctioning equipment or machinery that may have been involved. Based on its history and experience in representing families in workers compensation and product liability claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the family of Santos Galicia-Hernandez should retain legal counsel without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the incident is preserved.


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