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Blog Posts in November, 2014

  • Fatal Accident Occurs at ExxonMobil Construction Project Site

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 20-Nov-2014

    On Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:40 p.m., a fatal incident occurred at an Olefins Plant in Baytown, TX. The contractor was employed by Group and was working at an ExxonMobil construction project site. Emergency crews were called out to help the man, but he was later pronounced dead. ExxonMobil said the following in a statement that they released: "We are greatly saddened by this and ...
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  • How Heavy Is Too Heavy to Lift Safely?

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 20-Nov-2014

    Lifting bulky and heavy objects is a daily occurrence in many occupations. For those in industries such as warehousing, manufacturing, and other fields, the toll of consistently lifting objects can cause serious health issues. Employers are encouraged to properly train employees in safe practices that can be used to reduce the strain on areas such as the lower back and to provide the proper ...
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  • Most Hazardous Types of Machinery

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 18-Nov-2014

    Nearly every industry uses some type of machinery to complete necessary tasks every day. These machines and equipment are vital to performing work efficiently and quickly. However, many work-related injuries arise from the use of machines, and some machinery is especially dangerous for workers. Employers must ensure that all workplace equipment is safe and in good working order. As gears turn, ...
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  • La Porte Chemical Leak Leaves Four Workers Dead

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

    On Saturday morning, a chemical leak at an industrial plant in La Porte resulted in the death of four industrial workers and non-fatal injuries to one more. According to the most recent reports, the plant began to leak a chemical (methyl mercaptan) at approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday. It continued to leak for the next two hours until it was officially contained by 6 a.m. The hazardous chemical, ...
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  • What Accidents Can Occur at a Refinery or Plant?

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

    Plants and refineries are some of the most dangerous places to work. There are several types of plants, including power plants, chemical plants, and oil refineries. While each type of plant is dangerous, they all present their own specific risks and hazards that workers must be aware of and protect themselves against. Below are some of the most common types of accidents that occur at plants and ...
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  • What an Amputation Means for a Worker's Future

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 6-Nov-2014

    Accidents can happen to even the most careful employees, and some incidents can lead to severe injuries. Extreme circumstances may call for a worker's limb to be amputated, which will be life-changing in many ways. All kinds of workers can be injured in serious accidents, but some of the more dangerous careers include: Construction Oil and Gas Mining Warehouse Offshore In any of these ...
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  • Dangerous Chemicals in the Workplace

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 3-Nov-2014

    Chemicals are necessary for many industrial jobs and can even make some tasks much easier. However, many of these chemicals can be hazardous if they are touched or inhaled, causing both short- and long-term damage to workers who are exposed to them. Even basic cleaning solutions can be harmful if workers do not take proper precautions against exposure to them. Jobs requiring contact with dangerous ...
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