Kuraray American, Inc., Faces Lawsuit Following Pasadena Plant Explosion

Pasadena Plant Explosion On Saturday morning, a chemical plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas, resulted 21 injured workers. Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were at the plant after the explosion and the Pasadena Fire Department Marshal’s Office pinpointed the cause of the explosion to a pressure valve failure. The fire occurred at around […]

Commercial Truckers are at High Risk for Workplace Injury and Death

Commercial trucking accidents are dangerous for obvious reasons. Because commercial trucks are so large and heavy, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are much more likely to be injured or killed in a car-commercial truck crash. However, the fact that truck drivers fare better in collisions with smaller vehicles doesn’t mean that they’re safe—on the […]

Wright Containers Faces Felony Charges for Dumping Toxic Chemicals in Houston

On Friday February 2, a Houston container company was indicted for dumping toxic chemicals into the city’s storm drains. Wright Containers, along with owner Ronald Wright and general manager Gregory Hance, are each facing two counts of intentional water pollution and one count of improper disposal and storage of hazardous materials. The Office of Harris […]

On-the-Job Concussions Impact More than NFL Players

Over the past few years, the news has been filled with reports about the dangers National Football League (NFL) players, professional wrestlers and others face from repeated head injuries on the job. Earlier this year, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which was once believed to present a risk primarily to boxers, was discovered in 110 of […]

Arkema Chemical Plant Explosion Claims

The recent Arkema chemical plant explosions in Crosby, Texas added to the chaos and stress in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Area residents were evacuated from their homes as dangerous chemicals burned. As plant management stood by and determined that the best course of action was to let the materials burn out, information about violations, […]

Preventing Forklift Trailer-Loading Dock Separation Accidents

What is a Trailer-Loading Dock Separation Accident? A trailer-loading dock separation accident is an accident that occurs when a forklift operator attempts to load/unload a truck trailer and it has moved away from the dock so that the forklift falls in the space between rather than passing smoothly from the dock to the trailer. They […]