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  • Long-Term Prescriptions Could Delay Your Return to Work

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 23-Apr-2018

    The Workers Compensation Research Institute recently released a study that looked at how workers with low back pain performed when going back to work. The study looked at 5 years' worth of workers comp claims and compared workers with otherwise similar types of pain...but with one difference: Some workers did not receive a prescription for an opioid painkiller, and other workers received ...
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  • Arnold & Itkin Files Suit for Injured Construction Worker

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 20-Apr-2018

    Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a hardworking man who sustained devastating injuries while working at a construction site when a co-worker intentionally hit him in the back of the head with a hammer. Arnold & Itkin has filed suit against the worksite owner, general contractor, the foreman on the job, and the assailant’s employer, all of whom owed our client a ...
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  • Shelter-in-Place Issued for Texas City Refinery Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-Apr-2018

    Only a few minutes ago, Click-2-Houston reported that a shelter-in-place was issued to the communities in Texas City. The order comes after a fire started at a refinery owned by Valero. The energy company said it is currently assessing the situation, as are investigators. The official Twitter account of the City of Texas City stated "We are aware that there has been an explosion at the Valero ...
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  • Case Filed for Husband & Father Killed by Faulty Harness

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-Apr-2018

    Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed suit against 3M as a result of its defective manufacturing of a fall protection harness. A husband and father trusted that 3M provided him with a fall protection harness that was free of defects. Unfortunately, while working at an elevated height at a Whirlpool facility, the lanyard attached to his harness broke, and he fell to his death. Falls are one of the ...
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  • Study Finds Arsenic in Air Near St. Paul Residential Area

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 9-Apr-2018

    There’s arsenic in the air near hundreds of homes in St. Paul—and the issue is a simple fix. The Southport Industrial District is a 99-acre area that’s home to a metals recycling plant, chemical storage, and an impound lot. The industrial site is near the West Side neighborhood on the bank of the Mississippi. In 2015, residents in the West Side protested a planned expansion of ...
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  • Firefighters Battling Inferno at Chemical Plant in SE Houston

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 6-Apr-2018

    Around 5:50 PM this evening, a fire broke out at the TPC Group chemical plant on Park Place Boulevard. The smoke has risen high enough to be seen for miles along Highway 225. Community Awareness Emergency Response sent a message that the fire and smoke are not expected to affect local residents or employees. Firefighters are currently on the scene. News outlets (and presumably officials) have not ...
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  • Claim Filed for Field Engineer Caught in Pipe Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 27-Mar-2018

    Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis filed suit in Harris County, Texas on behalf of a Houston field engineer who was injured when a pipeline valve exploded onto his neck and face. The pipeline operators violated safety practices in an effort to complete the job quickly and allowed this unfortunate incident to occur. Explosions often leave workers ...
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  • When Are Workers Most Prone to Injury?

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-Mar-2018

    Every year since 1992, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) goes through the process of compiling all the American workplace injuries into a report named the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF). The IIF program provides annual information on types and rates of workplace injuries that are separated into various categories based on characteristics—one of these characteristics being time. ...
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  • What Is the Most Common Type of Workplace Injury?

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 5-Mar-2018

    Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gathers data concerning hundreds of different topics, including Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities. The 2016 report shows that sprains, tears, and strains were the cause of 406,200 workplace injuries within the year. This staggering number is more than twice the amount of the next most common injury: 188,200 instances of soreness and pain. In fact, ...
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  • Oil & Gas Industry Free from Strict Policies

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 5-Feb-2018

    Chemical plants have been around for hundreds of years, and thousands were killed throughout the centuries due to low safety standards mixed with the volatility of chemicals. The reality of industrial chemical manufacturing is that one small misstep can land workers in the hospital—or worse. For this reason, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had created a ...
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  • 1,000 Pounds of Rebar Come Crashing Down in Texas

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Feb-2018

    On Thursday afternoon in San Antonio, TX, a construction jobsite turned deadly after 1,000 pounds of rebar support beams approximately 20 yards in length came crashing down. The worksite was for the Texas Department of Transportation and was located near Loop 410 and U.S. 90. According to police reports, the workers onsite had been tying the rebar together. The structure would have been placed ...
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  • Arnold & Itkin Files Case on Behalf of Worker Injured by Crane

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 26-Jan-2018

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Adam Lewis, and Kala Sellers filed a lawsuit today in Galveston County against T&T Marine, Inc. and Teichman Group, LLC on behalf of a worker who was seriously injured due to a crane toppling over at the defendants’ marine facility. Specifically, our client was injured after the defendants ignored their own policies and procedures—as well as ...
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  • Part 2: Preliminary List of OSHA's Top 10 Safety Violations of 2017

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 23-Jan-2018

    In the first part of OSHA’s top 10 list of safety violations, we found that fall protection violations were the largest safety violation of 2017 with 6,072 reports of broken rules. Below, we look into the second half of OSHA’s top 10 safety violations of 2017. Ladders (2,241 Violations) Ladders are the cause of many workplace accidents because they are deceptively innocent. Typically, ...
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  • Update on Monday's Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 23-Jan-2018

    The Oklahoma rig explosion that occurred Monday is now thought to have ended in fatalities. The five men who were presumed missing are now presumed to have passed in the rig explosion. A Pittsburg County Sheriff has stated that the mission in regards to these men has turned from “rescue to recovery.” The site is reportedly still hot from the fires that burned until last night. A ...
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  • Drilling Rig Explosion in Oklahoma Leaves 5 Missing

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 22-Jan-2018

    On early Monday, a drilling rig exploded in Oklahoma just west of Quinton and about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa. According to the Pittsburg County Emergency Manager Director, three medical helicopters were sent to the site in the aftermath of the explosion. He went on to state that five people were currently missing. Aerial footage from the area showed that there are multiple fires still burning ...
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  • More Trouble for ExxonMobil in Beaumont

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 10-Jan-2018

    Another ExxonMobil contract worker has been seriously injured while employed on an ongoing expansion at the Beaumont facility. The man in question was allegedly harnessed at an elevation of 40 feet when he fell 10-15 feet onto scaffolding beneath him. The worker was transported to a hospital just before 6 P.M., where he was found to have sustained a serious leg injury. This is the second contract ...
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  • Regulations and safety are probably the last things a person wants to think about as they start the New Year. However, OSHA’s job of keeping workers safe and employers accountable is never going to be completed. For this reason, OSHA releases statistics, lists, and facts throughout the year so that the American public can be informed about workplace safety and the dangers of breaking OSHA ...
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  • Case Filed for Victim of Industrial Amputation

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 14-Dec-2017

    Attorneys Jason Itkin, Noah Wexler, Ben Bireley, and Rebecca Adams recently filed a case involving a young man who sustained catastrophic injuries while working at a Noble Energy, Inc. land rig. The young man suffered traumatic amputation of his legs amongst other devastating injuries. The incident occurred just south of Pecos, Texas on or around October 10, 2017. The case has been filed in Harris ...
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  • Case Filed for Worker Who Was Electrocuted at Job

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 13-Dec-2017

    Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed suit on behalf of a worker who was electrocuted at his job in Dallas, Texas. The worker was ordered by his employer to fix an unsafely and improperly modified piece of equipment, which caused the worker to fall, resulting in serious injuries. His skull was split open and he had to be life-flighted to a nearby hospital. Doctors performed an emergency surgery to ...
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  • Arkansas Chemical Plant Explosion Injuries Three Workers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 8-Dec-2017

    A typical Wednesday morning shift turned into an airlifted hospital visit for three Arkansas chemical plant workers. As the workers were performing routine maintenance duties, a decomposition of benzoyl peroxide occurred, causing an explosion to seriously injure the three employees. The incident was reported as initially happening at 8:15 a.m. The explosion occurred at the United Initiators ...
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  • Case Filed for Untrained Worker Who Suffered Electrocution

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 6-Dec-2017

    Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a worker who was electrocuted at his job in Dallas, Texas. The worker was ordered by his company to perform electrical repairs despite having no electrical training or background. He was electrocuted and thrown from a ladder, losing consciousness and suffering serious back injuries as he fell to the ground. He is only 28 years old. The ...
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  • Contract Worker Passes at Beaumont's ExxonMobil Refinery

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 2-Dec-2017

    Just three days after housing an oil fire, an ExxonMobil refinery in Beaumont is now under investigation for the death of a contract worker. The 31-year old female was inspecting the facility in hopes of working on a new project for ExxonMobil when a pipe fell from the ceiling and struck her head. The force of the pipe was enough to result in fatal injury. The cause as to why the 24-inch pipe fell ...
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  • Fire Ignites at ExxonMobil Refinery in Beaumont

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 28-Nov-2017

    As oil prices continue to climb following Hurricane Harvey, another disaster was barely avoided by ExxonMobil when the same Beaumont refinery that shut down in August due to floodwaters caught on fire early Tuesday morning. The fire came from a crude oil unit on the south side of the refinery. The fire could be spotted miles away, but no one was injured. Although Beaumont Fire and Rescue trucks ...
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  • OSHA Releases Reporting Deadline for 2016 Injury Data

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 21-Nov-2017

    OSHA has been keeping workplaces accountable for decades by requiring employers to send in paper documents revealing the total number of injuries and illnesses that employees suffered that year. However, as the golden age of technology ventures forward, OSHA has decided to update their system to keep up with the pace. Employers of “high-risk” industries (mostly manufacturing and ...
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  • Case Filed for Houston Explosion Victim

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 26-Oct-2017

    Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed suit on behalf of a man who sustained catastrophic burns and other injuries when an explosion and fire occurred while he was working in an underground location in downtown Houston. Burn injuries are among the most costly injuries any person can suffer. The burns leave victims permanently disfigured, and the cost of hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and ...
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