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Two Killed, 30-Plus Injured After Chemical Spill at LyondellBasell Facility in La Porte, TX

July 31, 2021
LyondellBasell Chemical Leak

Recently, a deadly chemical spill at the LyondellBasell Facility in La Porte, Texas, left two workers dead and injured at least 30 others. According to a recent news report covering the spill, authorities responded to an emergency call, reporting a chemical spill in the acetyls unit of the plant. Evidently, the chemicals used in the…

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Houston Chemical Plant Responsible For November Explosions Given Multiple OSHA Citations

January 26, 2021
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it cited the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, a chemical plant where a series of explosions and fire caused extensive damage, mass evacuations and injured three workers on November 27, 2019, with three willful violations of safety regulations. The explosions and fires began after vapor…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

March 17, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Amidst the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic The de la Garza Law Group is taking added precautions for the safety of our clients and staff. We are open and here for our clients and those in need of representation. In consideration of the Harris County Stay Home Work Safe Order, at this time, The de la Garza Law…

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More workplace injuries in retail than in other Texas industries

February 4, 2020
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that workers in the retail industry in Texas suffer more occupational illnesses and injuries than workers in all other sectors in the state’s private sector. With workers’ compensation insurance being optional for employers, there are likely thousands of victims of workplace injuries each year who are left with…

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Port Neches Plant Explosion

December 10, 2019
Plant explosion - serious burn injuries

Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving, an explosion at the TPC Group Operations plant in Port Neches resulted in injuries and damage to homes in the area. A mandatory evacuation was initiated for everyone within half a mile of the facility, as the fire continued to spread after the initial explosion. It is believed that only a…

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Lawsuit filed after detainee dies in detention center

June 20, 2019
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It might be assumed by many in Houston that when a person is taken into police custody, many of their rights are forfeited until their cases can be heard at an arraignment. Yet that is simply not the case. Even in matters related to their arrests, a defendant has the right to seek counsel from…

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Manufacturer Is Sued For Confusing Safety Instructions

May 3, 2016

You should always follow a manufacturer’s safety instructions. If you get hurt because you didn’t follow the instructions, you might not be able to be compensated for your injuries. But you should always talk to a lawyer before you decide that you made a mistake and an accident was your fault. For instance, it might…

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Business may have to clean up spill within three minutes

February 10, 2016

If you slip on a puddle in a store and injure yourself, you may be able to sue the store for not cleaning it up … if the store knew (or should have known) that it was there. So this raises the question: How quickly must a store realize that someone has spilled something, and…

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de la Garza Law Group in the Houston Chronicle

January 5, 2016

Federal judge urges parties to try to settle Taser case ‘A jury could say: This man has a dart in the eye and they’re still shooting him’, official tells attorneys for city. In a deeply concerned tone, a veteran federal judge implored the city of Houston and a lawyer for an unarmed man, who in…

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School responsible for not having defibrillator at sports event.

December 17, 2015

A public school district could be held legally responsible for not having an automated external defibrillator at a high-school soccer game, after a player collapsed and suffered permanent brain damage, the Florida Supreme Court recently decided. The player, Abel Limones, had stopped breathing and had no pulse. His coach and a nurse who happened to…

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