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  • Anadarko Oil Tank Explosion Kills 1, Injures 3

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 26-May-2017

    On Thursday around 3:15 p.m., a fire broke out at an Anadarko Petroleum oil tank in Weld County. Shortly after, an explosion occurred that sent smoke up in the air that could be seen for miles around. One person was killed by the blast and three others were injured. Two of the workers were sent to North Colorado Medical Center for treatment and the other was sent to Medical Center of the Rockies. ...
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  • Case Filed for Worker with Ammonia Burns

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 21-Apr-2017

    Industrial workers face some of the worst workplace dangers in history. They work with caustic and toxic chemicals on a daily basis, handle high-temperature materials, or work with processes that are as dangerous as they are effective. When workers are injured or harmed, they deserve every penny of compensation they get for medical bills, lost income, and other costs. Our newest client was working ...
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  • Case Filed for Severely-Burned Mechanic

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-Apr-2017

    Arnold & Itkin is currently fighting on behalf of a young man who was electrocuted while working in a refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. The 29-year-old young man suffered 2 nd, 3 rd, and 4 th degree burns when he was helping a tank welder during a turnaround project at a Valero plant. His burns required multiple surgeries, and it is likely that he will suffer from the effects of his injuries ...
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  • 4 People Killed as a Result of Boiler Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 7-Apr-2017

    Around 7:30 on Monday morning, a boiler exploded at the Loy Lange Box Company factory in St. Louis. The explosion was massive, launching huge pieces of debris over 500 feet away into nearby buildings. One of these buildings was the Faultless Healthcare Linen factory, a laundry facility for healthcare facilities—a piece of debris the size of a cargo van crashed into the building. The ...
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  • Case Filed for Rig Worker with Broken Neck

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 3-Apr-2017

    When oil rig accidents occur, there’s usually multiple parties who are potentially at fault. Never has that been truer than our newest case. Arnold & Itkin has filed a lawsuit against Techniques International Corporation; Centennial Resource Production, LLC; Premier Directional Drilling, L.P.; Diversified Well Logging, LLC; and the rig managers for their role in allowing a man to suffer ...
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  • Fire Erupts at Torrance Plant on Anniversary of 2015 Blast

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-Feb-2017

    At approximately 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, a fire was reported at the crude oil unit of a plant in Torrance, CA. While the flames shot as high as 40 feet in the air, they were beaten within 30 minutes by teams of three dozen firefighters. The fire is believed to have been caused by an explosion, but that has yet to be confirmed. No injuries have been reported and no evacuations were necessary. ...
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  • Worker Injured in Oilfield Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Feb-2017

    Yesterday afternoon, an oilfield explosion occurred less than 4 miles west of Quinton, OK (about 2 hours east of Oklahoma City). The well, which is owned by Trinity Operating, exploded when a worker was opening the valve on the well head. He suffered burns to the lower half of his body and was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in Tulsa. His condition is currently unknown. The resulting ...
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  • Wednesday’s explosion in Beauregard Parish injured several workers and unfortunately took the lives of three. The investigative parties have since been able to identify the victims, relaying the information to Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, who released the identities in a public statement last night. The explosion took the lives of the following men: William Rolls, Jr., 32 Jody ...
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  • St. Charles Parish Residents Return Home

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 10-Feb-2017

    The lives of several residents and industrial oil workers of St. Charles Paris, Louisiana were drastically affected in a recent oil pipeline explosion. Louisiana state highways 90 and 631 were shut down in both directions, containing the area as safety precaution, but authorities are now allowing residents to reoccupy their homes as the fire is contained and slowly dissipates. A total of six ...
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  • At a 20-inch Phillips 66 pipeline in Paradis, a large explosion occurred on Thursday night. According to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff, there were six workers who were cleaning the pipeline when the fire broke out. Two of them were taken to a local hospital to receive treatment; one of them was later taken to a burn unit down in Baton Rouge. Three others received medical treatment at the scene. ...
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  • Louisiana Plant Explosion Kills 3 & Injures 7

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 8-Feb-2017

    Just this afternoon, a plant belonging to Packaging Corporation of America exploded, leaving 3 dead and 7 others injured. The plant is located in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. Currently, the sheriffs have secured the area—but there’s no word on what actually caused the explosion. The objects that exploded seemed to be two tanks inside the plant, but there’s no word on what the ...
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  • Houston County Worker Injured in Tanker Rig Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 8-Dec-2016

    Channel 7 KLTV recently reported on a story involving a Texas Energy worker injured in a sudden explosion. The event took place around 8am Thursday morning in the Austonio area of Houston County, at the Texas Energy plant on State Highway 21 west of Crockett. According to Sherriff Darrel Bobbitt, the injured man was welding on a tanker rig at the Texas Energy plant when either he set off an ...
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  • Possible Explosion at Baton Rouge Exxon Refinery

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 22-Nov-2016

    WBRZ Channel 2, an ABC News affiliate, is reporting that a Baton Rouge Exxon refinery has experienced an as-yet unrevealed emergency. Around 4 pm, firefighters, multiple ambulance crews, and the Baton Rouge Fire Department HAZMAT team rushed to the plant. While no details about the cause of the emergency have come to light, we know that 5 people were injured in a fire. Four of the five injured ...
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  • Chemical Plant Explosion Injures Kansas Worker

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 22-Nov-2016

    Update 5:36pm CST: It has been confirmed that 3 workers have been injured—one with burns and two who reported respiratory issues. The fire is nearly out, but firefighters have drained the city's water to fight the flames. In addition, firefighters have been hosing down holding tanks to prevent further explosions. Local churches are acting as shelters until evacuation orders are rolled ...
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  • Gas Pipeline Explodes in Alabama, Killing One

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Nov-2016

    Between 2 and 3 pm on Monday, October 31 st, a gas pipeline in Helena, AL exploded. The explosion sent a stream of ignited gasoline into the air, forming a column of flame between 100 and 300 feet tall, according to the fire chiefs on the scene. Reports vary, but the column of fire was confirmed. The scene was chaotic enough that firefighters and emergency responders had a hard time determining if ...
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  • Asphalt Plant Explosion Leads to Serious Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 18-Oct-2016

    Yesterday afternoon, a normal workday became a nightmare for employees at a Glenville asphalt plant. Workers at Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions were attempting to heat a valve with a blowtorch when the fumes ignited, causing an explosion that could be felt at the auto shop next door. Liquid asphalt produces fumes that includes a mix of kerosene, diesel fuel, and tar. These fumes were in the air while the ...
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  • Flash Fire at Sunoco Logistics Injures Seven

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 14-Aug-2016

    On Friday, shortly before 9 p.m., a flash fire occurred at Sunoco Logistics’ terminal in Nederland, TX. Seven employees were injured during the fire—four of whom were injured critically. Three of the injured were transported via Life Flight to burn centers while four were taken to local hospital via ambulance. The flash fire occurred while the welding contractor was working on a ...
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  • Massive Fire Rocks Motiva Refinery in St. James Parish

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 11-Aug-2016

    At around 10:50 am this morning, the Motiva refinery in Convent, LA experienced a massive fire in its H-Oil unit. The smoke and flames were visible from miles away, and workers were immediately evacuated from the plant. On-site firefighting personnel responded immediately—the fire was under control in a little more than an hour. Regardles, county responders were standing by. All employees ...
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  • Iberville Judge Allows Trial for 2013 Plant Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 8-Aug-2016

    On June 13 th, 2013, the Williams Olefins plant reboiler failed, over-pressurizing and eventually igniting. The resulting explosion killed 2 men and injured 114 plant workers. Since then, the plant owners have been fighting a jury trial, filing motions for summary judgments or to get the case dismissed. At Arnold & Itkin, we believe that Williams Olefins bears some responsibility for the ...
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  • Injured Workers Receive $5.5 Million Settlement

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 18-Jul-2016

    Part of fighting for our clients is overcoming difficult legal hurdles in order to get them the best possible compensation. In some cases, our defendants are not willing to allow our lawyers an opportunity to present cases in trial—in these situations, they will often try to get the case thrown out of court entirely. That’s what happened with our most recent case. Four injured workers ...
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  • Georgia Aluminum Plant Explosion Injures 5 Workers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 30-Jun-2016

    On Wednesday, an explosion at Bonnell Aluminum in Newnan, Georgia — just 35 miles southwest of Atlanta — resulted in five workers sustaining injuries ranging from wounded to life-threatening. The blast could be felt up to a mile away. Two of the workers were treated at the scene, while two others were transported to a local hospital and one was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center. ...
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  • Explosion at Former BP Gas Plant in Mississippi

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 28-Jun-2016

    Late Monday night, an explosion rocked an Enterprise gas plant—which was recently owned by BP—in Pascagoula, Mississippi. According to police, no injuries or fatalities occurred in the fiery explosion. Pascagoula Police Captain Shannon Broom was alerted to the plant explosion at around 11:30 p.m. The Enterprise plant is located in Pascagoula, which is along the Gulf of Mexico. It ...
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  • Worker Killed & 3 Injured in ND Oil Well Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 21-Jun-2016

    An oil well explosion and fire near Waterford City, ND took the life of one worker and caused serious injuries to three others. The explosion occurred at a well site operated by XTO Energy Inc.—which is a subsidiary of prominent ExxonMobil—on Saturday morning. By the time emergency workers arrived on the scene, the fire was already out. Two of the workers suffered third-degree burns to ...
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  • Criminal Intent in West Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 12-May-2016

    On April 17 of 2013, a deadly fertilizer plant explosion at West Fertilizer Co., just north of Waco, TX, wiped out around 500 apartments, homes, businesses, nursing homes, and schools, killing 15 and injuring hundreds of others. The accident resulted in more than $100 million in damages to surrounding homes and businesses. The tight-knit farming community of only 2,800 people was rocked by the ...
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  • Worker Killed By Falling Pipe at ExxonMobil Plant

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 11-May-2016

    On Wednesday, a little after 12:00 a.m., a tragic accident occurred at the Exxon Mobil plant in Beaumont, Texas. Several contract workers from AltairStrickland—a company that specializes in refinery plan overhauls—were replacing a heat exchanger on an elevated platform at a unit that was under maintenance. These workers were still on the platform when sections of pipe broke off and ...
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