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Chemical Explosion at LyondellBasell Facility Kills 2 and Injures Dozens in La Porte, Texas

The LyondellBasell chemical processing plant, located at 1515 Miller Cut-Off Road, La Porte, Texas experienced a loss of containment event that killed 2 and injured dozens more. The explosion happened at 7:35 pm in the acetals area of the La Porte Complex when a unit experienced a loss of containment resulting in a leak of…

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Two Killed in Natural Gas Explosion in Collin County, Texas

Two people were killed in a natural gas pipeline explosion near Farmersville, Texas, on June 28, 2021. The lethal blast occurred at approximately 4 p.m. at the Atmos Energy Facility in Collin County, Texas. According to authorities, workers were conducting pipeline maintenance when the explosion occurred without warning. Two people were pronounced dead at the…

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Houston Companies Involved in Louisiana Well Fire Resulting in Worker Burn Injuries

Two Houston companies appear to have been involved in a wild well fire that occurred along the Louisiana coast last month and resulted in severe burn injuries to workers attempting to plug an abandoned well. The well leak reportedly began days earlier about 18 miles south of Patterson, Louisiana in the Bell Isle Field located…

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The Fatal Watson Grinding Explosion: One Year Later

Nearly one year after a catastrophic explosion at Watson Grinding & Manufacturing Co. rocked northwest Houston, United States Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur entered an ordered remanding 126 explosion-related cases to state court. Last Summer, experts conducted a five-week long site inspection which revealed several new defendants believed to be responsible for the explosion. While there…

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Oil & Gas Worker Fatality Rate Seven Times Higher than Other Industries

Oil & Gas Worker Fatality Rate Seven Times Higher than Other Industries According to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), the fatality rate for United States oil and gas extraction workers, both onshore and offshore, has in recent years averaged more than seven times higher than the rate for other workers….

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One Year Later and Thousands Still Reeling in Wake of Watson Grinding & Manufacturing Plant Explosion in Houston, Texas

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the chemical explosion at the Watson Grinding & Manufacturing Plant that left three dead and damaged hundreds of homes in nearby neighborhoods. The milestone comes as many residents continue efforts to process insurance claims and rebuild their homes in the wake of a blast that caused many to…

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Seven Injured In Fire At Magellan Corpus Christi Facility

An above ground tank containing crude oil caught fire in Corpus Christi, Texas on Saturday December 5, 2020 while it was being cleaned in preparation for an inspection. At least seven people are believed to have been injured with many left in critical condition. Several workers were transported to specialized burn units in San Antonio to receive…

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