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Blog Posts in April, 2018

  • Refinery Explosion in Superior Injures 11, Prompts Evac

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 27-Apr-2018

    Late Thursday morning, Wisconsin's sole refinery exploded and left 11 people injured—with at least one of them suffering serious injuries. We reported on the refinery explosion yesterday when the injury count was at 5. Now, reports from the scene say that nearly a dozen workers were hurt, and an evacuation order was initially issued for a 1-mile radius. According to Superior Fire Chief ...
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  • Explosion Rocks Wisconsin's Only Refinery, Injures Five

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 26-Apr-2018

    This morning at 10 AM, there was an explosion at a Wisconsin refinery. Five people were hospitalized and taken to Duluth, Minnesota, according to a statement from Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger. He did not know the extent of their injuries at the time, but there were no known fatalities. The refinery caught fire, but Panger said the fire was quickly put out a little over an hour later. The Fire ...
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  • Long-Term Prescriptions Could Delay Your Return to Work

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 23-Apr-2018

    The Workers Compensation Research Institute recently released a study that looked at how workers with low back pain performed when going back to work. The study looked at 5 years' worth of workers comp claims and compared workers with otherwise similar types of pain...but with one difference: Some workers did not receive a prescription for an opioid painkiller, and other workers received ...
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  • Arnold & Itkin Files Suit for Injured Construction Worker

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 20-Apr-2018

    Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a hardworking man who sustained devastating injuries while working at a construction site when a co-worker intentionally hit him in the back of the head with a hammer. Arnold & Itkin has filed suit against the worksite owner, general contractor, the foreman on the job, and the assailant’s employer, all of whom owed our client a ...
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  • Shelter-in-Place Issued for Texas City Refinery Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-Apr-2018

    Only a few minutes ago, Click-2-Houston reported that a shelter-in-place was issued to the communities in Texas City. The order comes after a fire started at a refinery owned by Valero. The energy company said it is currently assessing the situation, as are investigators. The official Twitter account of the City of Texas City stated "We are aware that there has been an explosion at the Valero ...
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  • Case Filed for Husband & Father Killed by Faulty Harness

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-Apr-2018

    Arnold & Itkin LLP recently filed suit against 3M as a result of its defective manufacturing of a fall protection harness. A husband and father trusted that 3M provided him with a fall protection harness that was free of defects. Unfortunately, while working at an elevated height at a Whirlpool facility, the lanyard attached to his harness broke, and he fell to his death. Falls are one of the ...
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  • Study Finds Arsenic in Air Near St. Paul Residential Area

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 9-Apr-2018

    There’s arsenic in the air near hundreds of homes in St. Paul—and the issue is a simple fix. The Southport Industrial District is a 99-acre area that’s home to a metals recycling plant, chemical storage, and an impound lot. The industrial site is near the West Side neighborhood on the bank of the Mississippi. In 2015, residents in the West Side protested a planned expansion of ...
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  • Firefighters Battling Inferno at Chemical Plant in SE Houston

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 6-Apr-2018

    Around 5:50 PM this evening, a fire broke out at the TPC Group chemical plant on Park Place Boulevard. The smoke has risen high enough to be seen for miles along Highway 225. Community Awareness Emergency Response sent a message that the fire and smoke are not expected to affect local residents or employees. Firefighters are currently on the scene. News outlets (and presumably officials) have not ...
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