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Blog Posts in May, 2016

  • 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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  • Worker Passes Away Weeks After Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 3-May-2016

    Weeks after an explosion caused severe burns and injuries to an Illinois construction worker, the man passed away while being cared for in the hospital. The injured worker died on Friday in the burn unit of a local St. Louis hospital, Mercy Hospital. He was receiving treatment for his extensive burns, which occurred after he was caught in a gas explosion on the job. Ongoing Investigations Into the ...
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  • Explosion in Santa Fe Springs, CA Injures 2 Roofers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 3-May-2016

    On the morning of May 2, roofing contractors with AAA Roofing were doing their routine work; on this day, they were standing on a platform and heating asphalt to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. However, a tanker filled with 4,000 gallons of tar and several tanks of propane standing nearby exploded without warning, launching the two workers off the platform. They were found 15 feet away, conscious though ...
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