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DWC announced this month that eligible spouses of first responders remain eligible for death benefits for life after remarrying (if they remarry on or after 9/1/17), if the first responder died in the course and scope of employment or while providing volunteer services, regardless of the date on which the death of the first responder occurred. If you weren't married to a first responder, you still shouldn't get remarried.
DWC also published its annual report of work-related deaths in Texas.  There were 534 fatal occupational injuries in 2017, which is a 2% decrease from 2016.  Trade, transportation and utilities was the category with the highest number of fatal work injuries (148), while construction ranked second (133).  The full report can be found at the following link:  TDI website.

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