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Blog Posts in July, 2014

  • Causes of Mining and Cave-in Accidents

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 30-Jul-2014

    Dangers of Coal Mining Working in coal mining has been one of the most dangerous professions in our nation's history. Although advancements in technology and safety regulations have helped, mine fires, explosions, and cave collapses still occur and cause serious injuries and loss of life. In the past decade, 450 people have died in mining accidents, many of them in the coal mining and other ...
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  • Causes of Construction Site Fires

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 29-Jul-2014

    Construction Site Safety and Fires According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are more than 4,800 construction site fires every year which cause approximately $35 million in property loss. These fires are more likely to cause more damage than a residential fire because they tend to have little protection from fire in the form of working smoke detectors or sprinklers. As a result of these ...
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  • Arnold & Itkin Recover $12 Million For Injured Plant Worker

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 15-Jul-2014

    Arnold & Itkin is pleased to announce a recent settlement secured for an injured plant worker. Our dedicated industrial injury attorneys, Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Cory Itkin, were able to provide the fierce representation the injury victim needed to secure compensation. Our firm was able to recover a $12 million settlement for the plant workers injuries and medical care. The worker ...
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  • Chevron Phillips Plant Catches Fire in Port Arthur

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 8-Jul-2014

    It is no secret that industrial plants are dangerous and unpredictable workspaces under most conditions. A chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas demonstrated the speed and spontaneity of those dangers on Monday night, as a flash blaze broke out that injured two plant workers. Authorities are currently working on investigating the source of the fire as the workers are being treated for their ...
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  • Is the Texas Workers' Compensation System Broken?

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 7-Jul-2014

    While state officials, like Governor Rick Perry, tout the success and the "miracle" of the Texas economy, they smoothly pass over some inconsistencies, such as the fact that the state has led the country in workplace deaths for numerous years. Texas is the only state that does not require private employers to provide workers' compensation insurance for its employees. Even the ...
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  • Lack of Safety Net Leaves Injured Workers Helpless

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin, LLP || 4-Jul-2014

    Man Faces Bleak Future After Work-Related Injury A male worker was tearing up a concrete roof with 8 other laborers when he fell nearly 20 feet to the ground. When he fell, the ground was littered with dirty insulation, tar-covered roof decking, and fire-suppression water pipes that were taken from the building's interior. While the federal authorities require it, the worker was not wearing ...
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  • Texas Workers Face Workers' Compensation Battlefield

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 2-Jul-2014

    Though the economy in Texas may be booming, many workers are left exposed to the dangers of workplace accidents and lack of coverage. There have been countless numbers of workplace deaths confirmed by OSHA since the late 90s, with that number only continuing to grow. In addition to that, hundreds of thousands of workers have no real occupational insurance coverage, putting them in even more danger ...
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