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Blog Posts in June, 2013

  • Five CenterPoint Workers Injured in Electrical Fire

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 20-Jun-2013

    A fire erupted this morning in downtown Houston and at least five workers in the building have been taken to nearby hospitals with burn wounds. The Houston fire officials say that the accident happened at about 10:00 a.m. in a block of Capitol in the Southwestern Bell Building. The employees were all working for CenterPoint Energy and were performing electrical maintenance in the basement of the ...
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  • An Oklahoma jury has awarded C&H Power Line Construction $27 million, $1 million of which was punitive, in its case against Enterprise Texas Pipeline. The case was centered on the pipeline company’s negligence in gas pipeline safety. The case was filed by C&H against Enterprise after a fatal explosion occurred on Enterprise’s North Texas 36 Pipeline in June 2010. The jury found ...
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  • Police Join in Donaldsonville Plant Explosion Investigation

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 17-Jun-2013

    The Donaldsonville plant explosion in Louisiana plant explosion killed one worker over the weekend, and was noted to be the second fatal plant explosion in the state this week. Now, state police are joining federal officials in an investigation about the plant explosion and will try to figure out why the accident occurred. All authorities are waiting until it is safe at the plant before they enter ...
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  • UPDATE: Geismar, Louisiana Plant Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Jun-2013

    At the Williams Olefins plant explosion in Geismar, Louisiana, investigators and state and federal authorities have been exploring the many areas of the plant in hopes of discovering what caused a large explosion last week. After 77 reported injuries and two deaths last week, officials want to determine the cause of the accident and make precautions to make sure that the event does not repeat ...
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  • Geismar, Louisiana Plant Had a History of Noncompliance

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Jun-2013

    While individuals have not been able to identify the cause for the Geismar plant explosion that occurred last year, officials say that they are not surprised that the accident occurred. Investigators believe that the propylene manufactured at the plant caught fire. Officials note that the propylene leaked from a corroded pipe six months ago at the plant. Government agencies are fining the plant ...
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  • UPDATE: 2nd Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion Victim Pronounced Dead

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 14-Jun-2013

    Sources report that a second victim from yesterday's chemical plant explosion has been pronounced dead this afternoon. He was receiving treatments at the hospital when he succumbed to his burn injuries and lost his life. The 47 year old employee was at the burn unit of the Baton Rouge General Medical Center at the time he passed away. Louisiana State Police Department Capt. Doug Cain shared ...
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  • UPDATE: Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion 1 Dead, Over 70 Injured

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 14-Jun-2013

    Thursday's plant explosion was a devastating accident for the people of Louisiana as over 70 victims are suffering from various levels of injuries and one has already been reported dead from the disaster. The victim who suffered fatal wounds was a 29 year old husband and father who worked at the Williams Olefins chemical plant located in Geismar, LA. The hazmat team located his body during the ...
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  • Amputations in the Workplace

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 13-Jun-2013

    Amputations can be devastating and can completely change an individual's life in a matter of seconds. Workers who spend time around sharp blades, machines, or presses are at risk to an amputation. Factory workers, construction workers, printing press workers, butchers, processing plant employees, and manufacturing plant employees are just some of the workers who are at risk to this type of ...
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  • Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion Causes Multiple Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 13-Jun-2013

    A chemical plant explosion occurred in Geismar, Louisiana on Thursday causing a number of injuries to those who were working in the facility at the time. Officials report that they needed to evacuate the surrounding areas as a result of the explosion in order to protect the community within a two mile radius of the explosion site. The fire continued to burn throughout Thursday afternoon, with ...
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  • Suit Filed on Behalf of Industrial Burn Victim

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 3-Jun-2013

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney with Arnold & Itkin LLP filed suit on behalf of a severely injured industrial worker who suffered on the job. The plaintiff was an employee of a broiler company, and while on the job he suffered from second degree burn wounds covering a vast majority of his body. The suit alleges that the incident was a premises defect on behalf of the ...
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