Firm Partner Benny Agosto, Jr. and Associate Kelly Woods will be investigating a recent incident involving a worker who was killed in an industrial accident at Houston Tubulars, Inc. on 13600 Hatfield Road in Pearland, Texas. The site is just west of Mykawa Road and north of Broadway. According to a listing for the National Association of Steel Pipes Distributors, Houston Tubulars is a pipe reconditioning company.
A contractor was killed on Saturday in an explosion at a chemical tank at the PeroxyChem's Bayport plant in Pasadena, Texas. Two plant employees and a second contractor were taken to a hospital for injuries sustained in the explosion and an ensuing chemical spill.
On Friday, August 14, Conroe was rocked by a massive explosion at the DrillChem Drilling Services plant on North Loop 336. Investigators now say that they do not suspect foul play.
Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board are investigating the cause of the chemical leak which killed four workers and hospitalized a fifth at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte last Saturday. According to DuPont, a valve on a container of the gas malfunctioned, but the CSB-the federal agency which is charged with investigating chemical accidents-is investigating how the leak was able to kill four people when there was no fire or explosion. In addition, a lawsuit was filed against DuPont today by the daughter of one of the victims.
An industrial accident in a Texas City facility claimed the life of a 26-year-old worker last weekend.
While it is no surprise to Texans, who are used to seeing plant after plant, with towering industrial stacks, along the coast, it may surprise the rest of America to know that the Texas Gulf Coast refines almost one-third of the nation's oil. Given the number of oil and gas plants and refineries in the gulf area, fires, explosions and industrial incidents are not uncommon.
A tanker truck explosion at a fueling station has lead to $12,600 in fines for AGE Refining, Inc. After an investigation conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), AGE Refining was cited for three safety violations.