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Blog Posts in April, 2015

  • Preventing Forklift Accidents in Industrial Worksites

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 30-Apr-2015

    Forklifts are commonly used in industrial worksites across the country. They are used to lift and move heavy materials across short distances. While their use greatly improves efficiency at the worksite, they can also be very dangerous for workers who operate them and for other workers nearby. In fact, forklifts are responsible for thousands of workplace injuries in America every year. Forklift ...
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  • In recent years, railroads have become a more popular means of transporting oil and other flammable liquids across the country. However, after several high-profile train derailments, government regulators and industry officials have turned their focus to improving safety to prevent future accidents. Federal regulators have considered passing new legislation that would require cars carrying oil or ...
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  • Explosion Rocks Karnes County Shale Plant

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Apr-2015

    Friday afternoon was a busy time for the Karnes County Sheriff’s Office. An explosion took place at a shale plant, which quickly caused the scene to be engulfed in massive flames. Just three miles north of Falls City, the explosion forced both employees and nearby residents to evacuate. Unfortunately, four major car accidents occurred around the same time on Highway 181, slowing down traffic ...
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  • When Tort Claims Can Be Filed Outside of Workers' Compensation

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Apr-2015

    If you have suffered a workplace injury and your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you may be under the impression that you can only receive compensation by filing a claim through workers’ comp. While that is generally true, there are several notable exceptions that might allow you to seek additional compensation by filing a lawsuit. Here are a few examples of workplace ...
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  • Determining Liability in a Workplace Accident

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 14-Apr-2015

    Industrial worksites are hazardous places to work. If workers are not adhering to safety protocols and ensuring that they are working safely, accidents can happen that lead to serious injuries. When a worker suffers an injury during a workplace accident, an investigation should be launched into the cause of the accident so that it can be determined which party or parties are liable. Determining ...
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  • 5 Consequences of Working Excessive Overtime

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 9-Apr-2015

    The standard 40 hour workweek in the United States dates back to the Industrial Revolution. In the 1920s, Henry Ford – founder of Ford Motor Company – reduced his employees’ workweek from 48 hours to 40 hours under the belief that working too many hours in a week reduces productivity. While Ford may not have based his beliefs on scientific research, subsequent studies have shown ...
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  • 2.5 Violations Per Day Reported for Fracking Operators

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 6-Apr-2015

    On April 2, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and FracTracker Alliance reported that only 3 out of 36 states with active oil and gas operations offer information to the public regarding spills and violations. As one co-author of the report said, “People deserve to know what’s happening in their own backyards, but too often homeowners aren’t even informed if ...
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