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National Bulk Tank Transportation Company Hit with Large Fine for Willful Safety Violations in Exposing Workers to Toxic Gases

Two employees of a national tank cleaning company suffered respiratory injuries after being exposed to a highly toxic gas during the cleaning of a tanker truck in Beaumont, Texas. During an investigation, a federal investigator determined that the employer, Trimac Transportation, Inc., failed to provide adequate respiratory protection, resulting in the two workers being transported…

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Oilfield Accidents In Texas And The Impact On Workers, Communities, And The Environment

Oilfields are common across Texas, from the urban areas to the broad open plains. The state has long been dominant in the nation’s oil production. In Texas alone, 163,182 oil wells and 87,370 gas wells produce over 3.5 million barrels of crude oil daily. To put that into perspective, around 20 million barrels are produced…

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Uprise in Gas Leak Explosions in North Texas

The Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) recently reported that since 2010, on average, every forty hours there was a fire or explosion caused by a gas leak in the United States. In the PIRG’s 2022 report, the PIRG documented approximately 2,600 gas leak explosions between 2010 to 2021. Further, the PIRG’s report found that those…

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Understanding Offshore Oil Rig Accidents

Navigating the Depths of Hidden Dangers Offshore oil rigs are a crucial piece of this nation’s economy. They power nations and also provide thousands of jobs across the seas. But in this industry, workers on these platforms risk their lives daily. Being in the open seas can cause accidents and disasters to strike at any…

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An Overview of Laws Affecting Pipeline Operators in Texas

In the State of Texas, intrastate pipeline operators are governed by many different laws and regulations, including those promulgated by the Texas Railroad Commission (“RRC”). For example, to operate in Texas, a pipeline operator is required to submit a T-4 Permit to Operate, which is specifically a permit to operate a pipeline. The T-4 form…

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