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Grayson County, Texas Jury Awards $15.6 Million in Electrocution Case

A jury in Grayson County, Texas recently awarded a $15.6 million verdict in a case involving three plumbers who were electrocuted while working at an apartment complex. The electrocution occurred when the three plumbers lifted a flagpole out of its sleeve in order to continue digging around a water main. During the process of lifting…

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Post-COVID-Oil refiners are making more money, but what about safety

As recently reported in the Houston Chronicle, from indoor dining to international flights, industries battered by the Covid pandemic are inching back toward normalcy, but perhaps none has turned a corner quite as clearly as the oil refining industry. There are many examples of energy companies that have shown great improvement in production and profits…

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TRACTOR OVERTURN ACCIDENTS: LEADING CAUSE OF AGRICULTURAL DEATHS

Each year, many agricultural workers become injured on the job. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that in 2019, 410 farmers and farm workers died from a work-related injury. This means that there was a fatality rate of 19.4 deaths per every 100,000 farmworkers. Moreover, every day about 100 agricultural workers suffer a…

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Spouse Out of Work Because of a Workplace Injury?

Workplace injuries occur on a daily basis in Texas, particularly in industries with potentially dangerous, manual labor positions. Higher-risk industries may include the oil & gas industry, chemical refinery industry, maritime industry, and other manual labor industries. Texas Law protects employers who have workers’ compensation from liability in most workplace and work-related injuries, but often…

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EXPLOSION AT WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PLANT WITHIN 4 MONTHS OF PRIOR EXPLOSION AT WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PLANT IN SEPTEMBER, 2021

At least 6 were injured in an explosion at Westlake Chemical Plant that shook Westlake, Louisiana on the morning of January 26, 2022. The incident occurred around 10:45 a.m. at Westlake Chemical’s south plant after an empty Ethylene Dichloride tank exploded. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the explosion at the chemical manufacturing plant….

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Westlake Chemical Shaken by Another Explosion

On the morning of January 26, 2022, Louisiana State Police confirmed an explosion at a Westlake Chemical Corporation facility in Westlake, Louisiana located between I-10 and I-210 on PPG Drive, just about 4 miles west of Lake Charles. Initial reports are that at least six people were injured, including five workers who have been hospitalized….

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