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Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • Case Filed for Victim of Brain Injury & Skull Fracture

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 29-Jan-2015

    Our industrial accident attorneys recently filed a case in Harris County on behalf of a man who was injured during the course of his work at a Targa natural gas fractionating plant. Our new client, who is from Mont Belveu, Texas, was working on a tank at the time of the accident, which was lacking the proper safety equipment. Our client fell and suffered a brain injury and skull fracture as a ...
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  • Oil Tanker Explosion Injures Two in Karnes County

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 27-Jan-2015

    Emergency medical personnel responded to a tragic call on Monday afternoon, when two workers were injured during an explosion at Premier Tank Truck Service a couple miles west of Karnes City, Texas. According to reports, the two men were welding on an 18-wheeler tank when the tank exploded. It is believed that the explosion was caused because the tank had not been cleaned out properly prior to ...
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  • What To Do After Being Injured at Work

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 22-Jan-2015

    Millions of American workers are injured on-the-job each year. Companies often have procedures in place to help prevent on-the-job injuries, but all of the safe practices in the world cannot completely eliminate the risk of injury. When workers are injured, they are sometimes unsure of what to do. What follows is a general overview of what to do if you have been injured at work. Immediately Report ...
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  • Five Workers Die in Crash with Oil Tanker

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 20-Jan-2015

    On January 15, five oil field workers were killed after their van collided with an oil tanker. According to witnesses, the oil tanker swerved to avoid a pickup truck turning left off of the highway, which caused the tanker to roll over on its side. Two vehicles that were trailing the tanker, including the van carrying the five deceased workers, struck the oil tanker, which burst into flames in a ...
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  • 10 Biggest Causes of Workplace Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 16-Jan-2015

    Each year the Liberty Mutual Research Institute ranks the top 10 causes of nonfatal workplace injuries. The institute has just released its report based on 2012 data, which is the most current data available. Top Ten Causes of Nonfatal Workplace Injuries in 2012 Overexertion Same level falls Struck by object or equipment Falls to lower level Bodily reactions Roadway incidents Slip and fall ...
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  • Diversity in the Oil Industry - Women Join the Fracking Crew

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

    In an industry that's been historically dominated by male workers, the oil and gas industry has taken a number of active steps to promote enrollment of female workers. With the Bakken Shale formation booming and consistently promising growth in the Gulf of Mexico, companies have been scrambling to fill jobs. Many recruiters have set their sights on a largely untapped set of potential workers: ...
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  • Additional Measures Around Wellbores to Prevent Injury

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

    The oil and gas industry saw its highest rate of fatalities in 2012, according to statistics gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This shocking number has led to the implementation of many new safety procedures for offshore rigs and land-based oil fields. Drilling for oil carries inherent risks, and the wellbore areas pose their own unique set of hazards. To counter the rise in ...
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  • Taking Toolbox Meetings Seriously

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 5-Jan-2015

    Worker safety is of paramount importance in any workplace. In dangerous industries such as construction, manufacturing, and drilling, communicating updated information and potential problems is key for preventing accidents. To promote good communication, toolbox meetings are used on a regular basis to keep workers informed of the risks associated with their tasks. Certain positions, such as ...
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