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  • Flame-Resistant Clothing Requirements

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 8-Jan-2019

    Workers in industrial settings face a heightened risk of burn injuries. Some electric arcs and flash fires reach temperatures that are hotter than the surface of the sun. When a person suffers burn injuries, they face a lifetime of medical struggle and a reduced quality of life. The Occupational Health & Safety Administration requires fire-resistant clothing b ecause of the prevalence of burn ...
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  • Houston Refinery Accident Injures Two Contractors

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 6-Jan-2019

    On Saturday afternoon, a catastrophic accident occurred at LyondellBasell Houston Refinery in southeast Houston. The accident left one contractor impaled by a pipe; he was later airlifted to a nearby hospital for medical attention. Another contractor suffered injuries, as well, although there is no further information available about what occurred and how severely he was injured. According to a ...
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  • The Savage Grain Elevator Explosion: 40 Years Later

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 12-Nov-2018

    On October 3, 1978, an explosion ripped through a grain elevator at Port Bunge in Savage, Minnesota. The blast took the lives of 3 men, and the incident killed an additional person who was crushed while clearing rubble from the explosion. The entire community of Savage was left shaken and traumatized. However, time moved forward. The grain elevator was rebuilt, and a structure still stands where ...
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  • What Rights Does OSHA Guarantee to Workers?

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 22-Oct-2018

    For hundreds of years, Americans paid for their country’s expanding economic power with their lives. As the nation’s economy rapidly grew during the Industrial Revolution in the late 19 th century, American workers did their work in alarming, inhumane conditions. By 1970, the death rate for American workers was high enough to warrant Congress' attention. The resulting Occupational ...
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  • The Unseen Danger of Industrial Worksites

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 15-Oct-2018

    Workers at industrial sites face an intimidating number of risks each day. High pressures, volatile chemicals, dangerous machinery, and falling from heights are just a few of the common hazards commonly referenced by safety advocates. However, people often fail to include an unseen danger that is nonetheless prevalent in industrial environments: toxic gas exposure. Those who are employed in places ...
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  • Case Filed for Industrial Worker Crushed by Equipment

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 8-Oct-2018

    Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis filed suit in Lavaca County, Texas on behalf of a young woman who sustained serious injuries in an industrial accident. Our client had three of her fingers partially amputated in an industrial accident. Her accident was a result of Kaspar Companies, Inc. failing to provide their employees basic, yet critical, ...
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  • The Dangers of Diesel Exhaust in Industrial Sites

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 20-Sep-2018

    Working at an industrial site is a dangerous job that exposes workers to hazardous chemicals and complex equipment. One of the most dangerous fuels that industrial workers can be exposed to is diesel. Diesel fuels a variety of equipment used in transportation, mining, construction, and manufacturing. When in use, diesel produces a mixture of gases and particulates. This mixture of gases can be ...
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  • How Machinery & Equipment Safety Guidelines Protect Workers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 10-Sep-2018

    Working at an industrial site requires employees to work with heavy and complex machinery. If a machine has an issue, it can inflict serious injuries on workers. It is vital for both employers to follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines when it comes to heavy machinery. The Worker's Obligation Machinery should always be used safely and according to the employer’s ...
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  • At Least 10 Injured in Chicago Water Treatment Plant Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 30-Aug-2018

    An explosion occurred around 11 A.M. on Thursday morning at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant located in the Far South Side of Chicago. The blast is suspected to be caused by a buildup of methane gas, but the exact cause is pending investigation. It was initially reported that 10 people were injured in the blast. One witness stated that the explosion had enough force to lift the roof off the ...
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  • Common Causes of Oil Rig Explosions

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

    Oil rig workers are exposed to numerous dangers in the workplace. Because oil rigs house hazardous materials, a variety of factors could trigger a tragic incident. One of the most catastrophic accidents that can occur at an oil rig is an explosion. With the high use of electricity and fuel to run different machinery, even a tiny spark could ignite an explosion. Common Causes of Oil Rig Explosions ...
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  • Rochester Factory Accident Creates Fireball & Burns Two Workers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 7-Aug-2018

    On Monday afternoon, an explosion occurred at a factory in Rochester, New York. Authorities initially responded to reports of an individual on fire at Arconic Fastening Systems. When they arrived, they found two men with critical burn injuries all over their bodies. Both men were taken Strong Memorial Hospital and no further details about their condition have been released. Upon investigation, the ...
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  • Five Injured in Back-to-Back Pipeline Explosions

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 1-Aug-2018

    A pipeline exploded near FM 1379 and State Highway 158 in Midland, Texas around 11:30 A.M. At about 12:30, a second explosion occurred at the pipeline. Five people were injured in the second blast, with one needing to be airlifted to a nearby hospital in Lubbock. Portions of SH 158 are closed as firefighters work to control the situation. Officials have provided no other details about the injured. ...
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  • 3 Injured by Explosion at Oklahoma Saltwater Disposal Well

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 18-Jul-2018

    An explosion occurred on Wednesday afternoon at a saltwater disposal well in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. The well, owned by Devon Energy, exploded just after 3 p.m. and ignited a fire. Authorities have informed the public that three people were transported to a nearby hospital with burn injuries. At this time, the severity of the injuries sustained by those transported to the hospital is unknown. ...
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  • It Only Takes One AA Battery to Electrocute a Person

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 31-May-2018

    Electrocution is 1 of the 4 most common causes of fatal accidents that workers face. In light of the tragic death of two workers at a plant last week, today's blog is going to illustrate how vital electrical safety awareness is...by explaining how terribly easy it is to end a life with an electric current. Gizmodo did a story 9 years ago where they asked Adam Savage of Mythbusters how much ...
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  • 20+ Injured After Plant Explodes in Pasadena, Texas

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

    This morning, a Kuraray America plant exploded in Pasadena, TX on Bay Area Blvd and Choate Rd. According to early reports, the incident was caused by a valve that malfunctioned. Approximately 250 individuals were on the scene at the time of the incident, including both employees of the plant and contract workers. Everyone has since been accounted for, and 22 are reported to have suffered injuries. ...
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  • Claim Filed for Field Engineer Caught in Pipe Explosion

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

    Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis filed suit in Harris County, Texas on behalf of a Houston field engineer who was injured when a pipeline valve exploded onto his neck and face. The pipeline operators violated safety practices in an effort to complete the job quickly and allowed this unfortunate incident to occur. Explosions often leave workers ...
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  • OSHA Releases Reporting Deadline for 2016 Injury Data

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 21-Nov-2017

    OSHA has been keeping workplaces accountable for decades by requiring employers to send in paper documents revealing the total number of injuries and illnesses that employees suffered that year. However, as the golden age of technology ventures forward, OSHA has decided to update their system to keep up with the pace. Employers of “high-risk” industries (mostly manufacturing and ...
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  • An Explosion Occurred at a Steel Mill in Michigan

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Aug-2017

    Late last night, an explosion occurred at the U.S. Steel plant near Zug Island in Michigan—an industrialized island south of Detroit. Two of the people caught in the explosion were sent to the burn unit at Detroit Receiving Hospital. At the moment, the severity of their injuries remains unknown—as well as any details that might identify them prior to their families being notified. ...
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  • Two Killed, More Injured in Tampa Power Plant Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 30-Jun-2017

    The New York Times has reported a coal power plant explosion in Hillsborough County, FL that occurred just before 4:20 pm yesterday. The explosion occurred at Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach near Tampa, run by Tampa Electric—a child company of TECO Energy. The explosion has killed 2 people and left 4 people with life-threatening injuries. All 4 of the injured were transported to Tampa ...
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  • Case Filed for Louisiana Worker Caught in Plant Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 29-Jun-2017

    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge filed suit today against Phillips 66 on behalf of a Louisiana man who was severely injured in a large plant explosion. The incident occurred recently in Paradis, Louisiana—the plant fire was so strong that it melted vehicles nearby and burned for days. Arnold & Itkin LLP’s client ...
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  • Second West Virginia Plant Explosion Occurs Within Weeks

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 21-Jun-2017

    In West Virginia, an industrial plant exploded yesterday morning. The plant is owned by Midland Resource Recovery, a Canada-based company that odorizes natural gas. Their West Virginia plant—located in Philippi—specialized in decommissioning old odorant tanks from other gas companies. This is the second explosion at the Philippi plant in the last two months. On May 24 th, plant owner ...
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  • Case Filed for Severely-Burned Mechanic

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-Apr-2017

    Arnold & Itkin is currently fighting on behalf of a young man who was electrocuted while working in a refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. The 29-year-old young man suffered 2 nd, 3 rd, and 4 th degree burns when he was helping a tank welder during a turnaround project at a Valero plant. His burns required multiple surgeries, and it is likely that he will suffer from the effects of his injuries ...
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  • Wednesday’s explosion in Beauregard Parish injured several workers and unfortunately took the lives of three. The investigative parties have since been able to identify the victims, relaying the information to Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, who released the identities in a public statement last night. The explosion took the lives of the following men: William Rolls, Jr., 32 Jody ...
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  • St. Charles Parish Residents Return Home

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 10-Feb-2017

    The lives of several residents and industrial oil workers of St. Charles Paris, Louisiana were drastically affected in a recent oil pipeline explosion. Louisiana state highways 90 and 631 were shut down in both directions, containing the area as safety precaution, but authorities are now allowing residents to reoccupy their homes as the fire is contained and slowly dissipates. A total of six ...
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  • Asphalt Plant Explosion Leads to Serious Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 18-Oct-2016

    Yesterday afternoon, a normal workday became a nightmare for employees at a Glenville asphalt plant. Workers at Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions were attempting to heat a valve with a blowtorch when the fumes ignited, causing an explosion that could be felt at the auto shop next door. Liquid asphalt produces fumes that includes a mix of kerosene, diesel fuel, and tar. These fumes were in the air while the ...
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