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  • Major Causes of Industrial Fires & Explosions

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 10-Aug-2018

    According to the National Fire Association (NFPA), an average of 37,000 fires occur in industrial and manufacturing properties every year—with an average of 16 death, over 250 injured, and over $1 billion in property damage. These incidents occur frequently for many different reasons, however, most of them lead back to employer negligence. Below are some of the most common causes of ...
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  • Rochester Factory Accident Creates Fireball & Burns Two Workers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 7-Aug-2018

    On Monday afternoon, an explosion occurred at a factory in Rochester, New York. Authorities initially responded to reports of an individual on fire at Arconic Fastening Systems. When they arrived, they found two men with critical burn injuries all over their bodies. Both men were taken Strong Memorial Hospital and no further details about their condition have been released. Upon investigation, the ...
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  • Five Injured in Back-to-Back Pipeline Explosions

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 1-Aug-2018

    A pipeline exploded near FM 1379 and State Highway 158 in Midland, Texas around 11:30 A.M. At about 12:30, a second explosion occurred at the pipeline. Five people were injured in the second blast, with one needing to be airlifted to a nearby hospital in Lubbock. Portions of SH 158 are closed as firefighters work to control the situation. Officials have provided no other details about the injured. ...
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  • Utah Gas Plant Explosion Injures Two, Causes Severe Burns

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 30-Jul-2018

    Last Saturday, two men suffered serious injuries when a gas plant erupted in flames near Cisco, Utah. The plant explosion occurred around 10 AM at the San Arroyo Gas Plant, a location that provides compression for the area’s natural gas pipelines. Both men were significantly injured and were described as being “badly burned” by the Lower Valley Fire Department. They were ...
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  • 3 Injured by Explosion at Oklahoma Saltwater Disposal Well

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 18-Jul-2018

    An explosion occurred on Wednesday afternoon at a saltwater disposal well in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. The well, owned by Devon Energy, exploded just after 3 p.m. and ignited a fire. Authorities have informed the public that three people were transported to a nearby hospital with burn injuries. At this time, the severity of the injuries sustained by those transported to the hospital is unknown. ...
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  • Two Workers Injured in North Carolina Gas Plant Explosion

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

    At about 2 PM EST today, firefighters reported an explosion at a propane plant in Clinton, North Carolina. The blast injured two workers, one of whom was airlifted from the scene. Both were taken to the Jaycee Burn Center at the UNC hospital in Chapel Hill. The explosion occurred at the Rapid Xchange facility, currently run by Parker Gas Co. Nine fire departments responded to the explosion and ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed for Victim of Chemical Plant Accident

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 2-Jul-2018

    Arnold & Itkin filed suit on behalf of a father of two whose hand and back were severely injured at a chemical plant. After the fact, we learned that both the plant and his employer knew the equipment he was provided was dangerous and faulty but failed to take any action for our client’s safety. Employers are required by law to provide workers with a safe environment fortified by ...
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  • Workers Burned by Sulfuric Acid at Baton Rouge ExxonMobil Plant

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 12-Jun-2018

    State environmental officials are saying that three contract workers have been burned by sulfuric acid at the Baton Rouge, Louisiana refinery owned by ExxonMobil. The chemical plant was operating as normal when the three workers were "contacted with sulfuric acid during normal work activities," said Exxon spokeswoman Sarah Nordin. Two of the workers were taken to the hospital after ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed for Welding Assistant Whose Elbow Was Crushed

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 8-Jun-2018

    Arnold & Itkin LLP filed suit on behalf of a welding assistant whose elbow was crushed because his supervisor ignored his safety. Our client was instructed to do dangerous work inside of heavy equipment that was, simply put, unsafe. Now his health and financial future are in jeopardy. When people suffer work injuries, the company has an ethical obligation to help them get medical care and ...
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  • Case Filed for Injured Oilfield Technician

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

    Arnold & Itkin’s personal injury and dangerous products lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man that was seriously injured while servicing a pressure washer in Midland, TX. The man worked as a service technician for an oilfield services company when the injury occurred. The man suffered serious injuries and underwent multiple surgeries on his eye, face and other parts of his body. ...
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  • It Only Takes One AA Battery to Electrocute a Person

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 31-May-2018

    Electrocution is 1 of the 4 most common causes of fatal accidents that workers face. In light of the tragic death of two workers at a plant last week, today's blog is going to illustrate how vital electrical safety awareness is...by explaining how terribly easy it is to end a life with an electric current. Gizmodo did a story 9 years ago where they asked Adam Savage of Mythbusters how much ...
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  • 20+ Injured After Plant Explodes in Pasadena, Texas

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

    This morning, a Kuraray America plant exploded in Pasadena, TX on Bay Area Blvd and Choate Rd. According to early reports, the incident was caused by a valve that malfunctioned. Approximately 250 individuals were on the scene at the time of the incident, including both employees of the plant and contract workers. Everyone has since been accounted for, and 22 are reported to have suffered injuries. ...
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  • In a report from The Center for Investigative Reporting, reporters revealed that Elon Musk's electric car factory has been leaving injuries unreported in order to drive down its injury rate. In 2015 and 2016, Tesla was chastised for having an injury rate well above the industry average. Its 2017 numbers showed that it had dropped to the auto industry standard—but only because it ...
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  • Louisiana Chemical Plant Fire Leads to Evacuations

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 3-May-2018

    On Thursday, May 3, a fire broke out at a chemical plant in Duson, Louisiana, which sent plumes of smoke into the air. In the aftermath of the fire, an evacuation was ordered for residents one mile north of the FlowChem Technologies plant. Those within three miles north of the plant were asked to shelter in place. Currently, the air quality is being tested by the Department of Environmental ...
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  • Refinery Explosion in Superior Injures 11, Prompts Evac

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

    Late Thursday morning, Wisconsin's sole refinery exploded and left 11 people injured—with at least one of them suffering serious injuries. We reported on the refinery explosion yesterday when the injury count was at 5. Now, reports from the scene say that nearly a dozen workers were hurt, and an evacuation order was initially issued for a 1-mile radius. According to Superior Fire Chief ...
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  • Explosion Rocks Wisconsin's Only Refinery, Injures Five

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 26-Apr-2018

    This morning at 10 AM, there was an explosion at a Wisconsin refinery. Five people were hospitalized and taken to Duluth, Minnesota, according to a statement from Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger. He did not know the extent of their injuries at the time, but there were no known fatalities. The refinery caught fire, but Panger said the fire was quickly put out a little over an hour later. The Fire ...
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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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