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  • Two Galveston Workers Killed in Industrial Crane Accident

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

    At 10:45 Wednesday morning, a 911 call went out claiming that two workers were severely harmed in a crane accident. The fatal accident occurred on the marine dock on Pelican Island at T&T Marine Offshore. Police, firefighters, and Galveston County EMS responded to the call. However, by the time they arrived, two workers were already dead and a third one was injured. Footage taken at the scene ...
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  • Baton Rouge ExxonMobil Fire Caused by Safety Deficiencies

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

    Last November, our blog reported on an explosion at the ExxonMobil plant in Baton Rouge that injured at least 5 workers. In the days following, it was learned that 6 workers total were injured—four of them with “severe” burns all over their bodies. OSHA eventually levied fines totaling $165,000 against the petroleum giant. Now that the Chemical Safety Board has finished their ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed for ExxonMobil Employee

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 15-Sep-2017

    Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a claim today in Harris County District Court on behalf of a man who was seriously injured while working at an ExxonMobil plant in Baytown, Texas. Because ExxonMobil failed to follow basic safety procedures, a fire erupted, and our client suffered life-changing injuries. Burn injuries are the most costly and painful injuries a person can suffer—with tens of ...
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  • Case Filed for Man Struck by Fork Lift at Work

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 15-Sep-2017

    Workplace injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP filed suit in Lamar County, Texas against an employer who failed to provide a safe work environment to its employees. Our client was struck by a fork lift carrying a heavy load because his employer, Load Trail LLC, failed to implement safety measures and properly supervise its own fork lift drivers. As a result of the fork lift’s impact, ...
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  • Refinery Worker Perishes from Plant Fire

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 6-Sep-2017

    On Labor Day, one worker was left severely burned by a plant fire at the HollyFrontier refinery in El Dorado, Kansas. He later succumbed to his injuries that night, according to a spokesperson for Via Christi Hospital St. Francis. The furnace tied to the plant’s reformer unit allegedly ignited, which caused the fire. The reformer unit has since been turned off while the rest of the refinery ...
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  • Hurricane Harvey Makes Explosion Inevitable, Says CEO

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 30-Aug-2017

    The flooding in Houston due to Hurricane Harvey will “lead to a fire or explosion within the next six days,” according to the CEO of Arkema. The company’s chemical plant in Crosby produces organic peroxides for plastic and rubber producers, but the refrigeration at the plant has failed due to flooding. As a result, volatile chemicals are beginning to degrade at an alarming rate. ...
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  • An Explosion Occurred at a Steel Mill in Michigan

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Aug-2017

    Late last night, an explosion occurred at the U.S. Steel plant near Zug Island in Michigan—an industrialized island south of Detroit. Two of the people caught in the explosion were sent to the burn unit at Detroit Receiving Hospital. At the moment, the severity of their injuries remains unknown—as well as any details that might identify them prior to their families being notified. ...
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  • Two Killed, More Injured in Tampa Power Plant Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 30-Jun-2017

    The New York Times has reported a coal power plant explosion in Hillsborough County, FL that occurred just before 4:20 pm yesterday. The explosion occurred at Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach near Tampa, run by Tampa Electric—a child company of TECO Energy. The explosion has killed 2 people and left 4 people with life-threatening injuries. All 4 of the injured were transported to Tampa ...
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  • Case Filed for Louisiana Worker Caught in Plant Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 29-Jun-2017

    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge filed suit today against Phillips 66 on behalf of a Louisiana man who was severely injured in a large plant explosion. The incident occurred recently in Paradis, Louisiana—the plant fire was so strong that it melted vehicles nearby and burned for days. Arnold & Itkin LLP’s client ...
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  • Second West Virginia Plant Explosion Occurs Within Weeks

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

    In West Virginia, an industrial plant exploded yesterday morning. The plant is owned by Midland Resource Recovery, a Canada-based company that odorizes natural gas. Their West Virginia plant—located in Philippi—specialized in decommissioning old odorant tanks from other gas companies. This is the second explosion at the Philippi plant in the last two months. On May 24 th, plant owner ...
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  • Attorneys File Case for Baton Rouge Plant Explosion Victim

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

    Louisiana has recently been the victim of multiple fires and explosions that have left numerous people injured and traumatized. Our most recent client is one of the victims of these explosions—specifically the one that occurred at the West Alkaline Unit at the ExxonMobil plant in Baton Rouge. Our client was working on scaffolding above a valve when it suddenly released a cloud of hydrocarbon ...
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  • Cambria Mill Explosion Claims Third & Fourth Victims

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

    One worker that was hospitalized from injuries sustained from the Cambria mill explosion a week ago has died, the Houston Chronicle reports. Following the explosion, the man was taken to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He succumed to his injuries on Tuesday afternoon. Tragically, this marks the fourth worker who has died as a result of the explosion at Didion Milling Company's ...
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  • Cambria Mill that Exploded Had History of Safety Issues

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 2-Jun-2017

    At midnight on Wednesday, a corn mill in Cambria, Wisconsin—about 45 miles northeast of Madison—exploded and caught fire. The blast has killed at least 2 workers, severely injuring over a dozen others. One more worker has yet to be found out of the 16 people who were working at the mill that night. We reported on the explosion in yesterday’s blog, which offers more information ...
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  • Fatal Mill Explosion Harms Small Town

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Jun-2017

    Updated 2 June at 9:30 am. Around midnight local time on Wednesday night, Didion Milling Co.’s corn mill suffered a massive explosion and subsequent fire that lasted until Thursday morning. Sixteen employees were caught in the blast—at least 2 people are confirmed killed and 13 were injured and are accounted for. The last worker is missing, but search efforts are slow because portions ...
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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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