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Blog Posts in January, 2016

  • Why Plant Explosions Don't Surprise Us Anymore

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

    On Saturday, a PeroxyChem plant in Pasadena exploded, killing one worker and injuring three others. PeroxyChem produces chemicals used in the food industry, cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, and more. One of their tanks, holding an oil-based cleaner, malfunctioned during a transfer of chemicals and ignited. The explosion tragically resulted in the death of a 62-year-old contract worker. However ...
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  • Arnold & Itkin Files Lawsuit for Injured Worker

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

    This week, Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a young man who sustained serious injuries to his neck and various other parts of his body. The injuries occurred when a heavy piece of equipment was dropped from an elevated work space on to his head at CF Industries’ refinery in Donaldsonville. Arnold & Itkin LLP filed the action in Ascension Parish—bringing claims ...
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  • At 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, a chemical tank exploded at a PeroxyChem plant in Pasadena, TX. According to officials, the explosion occurred when employees of the plant and contractors were conducting a routine function. They stated that one contractor and two employees were taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that included a broken arm and toxic exposure. One of the ...
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  • Three Workers Injured in Refinery Fire

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

    Around 2 am Monday morning, Marathon Petroleum workers were conducting scheduled maintenance at their Galveston Bay refinery on a unit that was shut down. At about 2:45 am, the unit caught on fire, badly injuring a contract employee and causing minor injuries to two other workers. The severely injured employee had to be airlifted to a burn center. Reportedly, the worker was burned in the neck, ...
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  • Elderly Veteran Killed in Industrial Accident

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

    Yesterday off of Highway 80 in Midland County, James Landis was loading a flatbed trailer on behalf of his employer, Hughes Oilfield Transportation. He was in the process of loading oilfield equipment when he was struck by falling machinery. Tragically, the impact claimed the life of the 73-year-old driver. Mr. Landis spent his whole life working as a truck driver, and at one point served in our ...
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  • Fatal Water Treatment Plant Explosion Occurs in Midland

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 5-Jan-2016

    On Monday, January 4, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a water treatment plant just outside of Midland, TX exploded; according to county officials, the incident occurred when an employee was mixing chemicals. The blast and subsequent fire destroyed one building, two RVs, three other vehicles, and resulted in the death of one employee. No other injuries have since been reported. In a press release from ...
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  • An accident recently took place at the Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, which is owned by Marathon Petroleum Corp. One worker suffered burn injuries from hydrofluoric acid while working on an alkylation unit that was shut down for an overhaul. Though no specific information was given on the severity of the worker’s injuries or health, a Marathon spokesman commented that the worker was ...
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