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Blog Posts in March, 2014

  • Refinery Explosion Causes

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 27-Mar-2014

    In the past several years it has seemed that refineries have consistently run into trouble, either with deadly fires or massive explosions. While workers at these refineries are protected by safety regulations and security standards, it can be a very difficult work environment. Not only do refinery plants require constant work and maintenance, but they also put workers and surrounding townspeople ...
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  • Alabama Industrial Accident History

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 25-Mar-2014

    Some of the most dangerous professions are in industrial workplaces. From manufacturing to mining, millions of work-related accidents occur every year, with OSHA estimating 12 deaths each day in the industrial world. Alabama has a long history of industrial accidents. Throughout the history of the state, residents have dealt with many types of industrial accidents. More than a century ago, some of ...
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  • Types of Occupational Dangers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 21-Mar-2014

    While a typical workplace may not have too many occupational hazards, working in any type of industrial plant or refinery brings many dangers with it. From transportation facilities to electrical plants, workers are constantly put in high-risk situations. One wrong move or faulty mechanical part could result in a serious accident. Some of the most dangerous workplaces include: Construction Sites ...
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  • Chemical Plant and Refinery Accidents So Far in 2014

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 13-Mar-2014

    According to an article in The New York Times on January 28, 2014, "The United States is facing an industrial chemical safety crisis." While 2013 was hit hard with plant and refinery accidents throughout the nation, 2014 is getting no respite. The following is a sample of the accidents that have happened so far in 2014: 1/20: Fire breaks out at Omaha, Nebraska plant; the building later ...
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  • Largest Louisiana Refinery & Plant Accidents & Their Causes

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 13-Mar-2014

    In the state of Louisiana, there are currently 17 refineries and more than 100 major chemical plants in operation. Over the past several years, there has been an average of 300 accidents per year, releasing more than 1 million pounds of toxicants into the air and around 1 million gallons into the water and soil. These numbers continue to grow—despite the fact that accident numbers have been ...
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  • Gas Plant Fire Leaves 4 Workers Injured in Corpus Christi

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 12-Mar-2014

    Around noon on March 12 th a gas plant fire was reported in Corpus Christi, Texas. The flash fire accident happened at Enterprise Products Partners LP, as natural gas processing plant. So far reports show that four contract workers have been injured in the fire, suffering severe burns. Enterprise Products Partners LP Speaks Out Rick Rainey, the spokesman for the natural gas company, talked with ...
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