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Blog Posts in February, 2015

  • San Antonio Cement Plant Explosion Results in 3 Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 24-Feb-2015

    Tuesday afternoon was shaken by an explosion at a Capital Cement plan, which is located on the 11,500 block of Nacogdoches road. The Northeast Side cement plant reported that three people suffered injuries in the explosion, with no current updates on their medical conditions. The San Antonio Fire Department commented on the event, saying that the blast occurred around 2:00 p.m. in one of the coal ...
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  • The Four Most Common Fatal Construction Accidents

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 24-Feb-2015

    The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the country for workers. Because of the many hazards on a construction site, construction workers are at a greater risk of fatal accidents than almost any other job in the country. In fact, according to OSHA, 20% of all workplace fatalities in the private industry occurred on construction sites in 2013 and nearly 60% of those fatalities ...
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  • Residents in Los Angeles County thought it was an earthquake. A severe shake rattled windows and structures of homes miles away from the ExxonMobil Refinery were a powerful explosion took place this Wednesday morning. Structures were ripped apart and smoke and flames could be seen coming out of the oil refinery that is located in the Torrance area. Located just south of the 405 Freeway, the blast ...
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  • Obese Workers at Greater Risk of Work Injuries

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

    It is no secret that obesity has been a growing problem in the United States over the past couple of decades. According to the National Institutes of Health, over one in three America adults is considered to be obese. The health risks and reduction in life expectancy for obese Americans has been well-documented in numerous clinical and medical studies. However, until recently, none of those ...
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  • Back Injuries are Top Workplace Injury in United States

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 13-Feb-2015

    Nearly four million American suffer an injury at work each year. Some injuries are minor and have short-term complications, while other injuries are more severe and can have long-lasting health effects. In some instances, workers are unable to return to work at all after being injured on the job. Causes of Back Injuries Many different types on injuries occur in the workplace, but the leading type ...
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  • The oil and gas industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. Oil and gas workers face many dangers every day on the job that can lead to serious injury and even death. One of the most common work-related dangers oil and gas workers face is burn injuries. The risk of burn injuries may seem obvious given the highly combustible and flammable materials that are present on the job ...
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  • Inexperienced Workers Cause Rise in Injuries to Truck Drivers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 3-Feb-2015

    While injuries in other industries are generally on the decline, truck drivers are seeing an increase in injuries suffered at work. Working in the trucking industry is a physically demanding job and a shortage of drivers has caused an increase in demand for their services. As a result, more inexperienced drivers are in the trucking industry than ever before and injuries are rising as a result. ...
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  • Arnold & Itkin File Suit for Burned Industrial Worker

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 2-Feb-2015

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Paul Skrabanek, and Kyle Findley filed suit on behalf of an injured industrial worker who suffered serious injuries in a plant explosion. While the man was working on a ladder, his co-worker incorrectly manipulated valves on a reactor, causing the explosion. This led to our client falling from the ladder into the fire, resulting in severe burns and injuries to his hip and ...
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  • Files Suit for Process Operator at Motiva Refinery

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Feb-2015

    Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler filed suit in Jefferson County on behalf of a Beaumont worker who was injured in an industrial accident at the Motiva refinery in Port Arthur. The injured worker was a process operator at the plant. He suffered severe neck injuries while on the job. A contractor was climbing down scaffolding and stepped on his head with extreme force, causing serious neck ...
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