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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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What Are the Leading Causes of Construction Site Accidents?

December 30, 2020
construction accident lawyer

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Texas leads the nation in violations of construction safety regulations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspects construction job sites thoroughly to ensure that safety standards are met. When an employer has committed numerous safety violations, the administration enrolls them in a severe violator program and…

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Lawsuit follows oil well blast that caused fatal injuries

February 13, 2020
Erie workers' compensation attorneys

On Jan. 29, a Texas oil well exploded near Deanville. Three workers suffered fatal workplace injuries in the blast. The daughter of one of the deceased workers recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corp. Three other oilfield service providers were also named as defendants in the civil claim. The plaintiff’s father was…

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40-foot fall causes workplace injuries to construction worker

October 28, 2019
workers' compensation lawyer

Last week multiple rescue units and firefighters responded to a construction site involving the expansion of a YMCA facility in Wichita Falls, Texas – www.texomashomepage.com/news/local-news/worker-falls-at-ymca-construction-site/. An emergency call went out after a 40-foot fall that caused serious workplace injuries. A fall from such a height is sure to cause severe or even fatal injuries. Reportedly,…

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Be on the lookout for warehouse hazards

September 11, 2019
Work Injury No Workers Compensation

Working in a warehouse is a job that many people have. Though some may not consider it an important job, these workers are necessary for the fulfillment of many tasks. Unfortunately, these workers often also do not get enough credit for carrying out their work-related duties in hazardous conditions. Though work-related hazards are present at…

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Defining the Fatal Four

August 24, 2019
Work Injury No Workers' Compensation

Construction work remains one of the most common career paths both in Houston and throughout the rest of the U.S. Indeed, according to information compiled and shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10.3 million Americans were employed in the construction industry as of 2016. Yet despite its popularity, construction work also ranks among…

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The importance of hazardous energy programs

July 12, 2019

For workers who perform maintenance on machinery, one of the most considerable risks to their safety is the sudden release of energy. Whether that means an electrical surge or an unexpected startup of the machinery, the injuries involved are often severe. OSHA refers to these sudden releases as “hazardous energy,” and employers must protect workers…

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When Does a Workplace Accident Implicate Third Party Liability?

April 14, 2019
personal injury lawyer

Workers’ compensation is intended to cover accidents that may injure employees in the workplace, regardless of whether the employer or employer were at fault. But this no-fault approach may not apply if a third party was at fault, or if an employer was grossly negligent. In these examples, an injured worker may need an attorney…

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