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Proposal to Prevent Texas Fertilizer Explosions Immediately Meets Resistance

Austin Injury Attorney Ponders Ramifications of Disaster in West West Fertilizer Company, in a small Texas town also called West, was founded in 1962 and has supplied chemicals to farmers in the area ever since. The facility, which stores 240 tons of ammonium nitrate and 50 tons of anhydrous ammonia on its premises, was last inspected by OSHA in 1985,…
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One worker burned in Texas oil-tank explosion

Many Texas workers are at risk of on-the-job injuries that can lead to costly medical expenses, lost wages and other serious consequences such as temporary or permanent disability. Injured employees should check to see whether they qualify for workers’ compensation benefits or nonsubscriber benefit plans that can be used to reimburse medical expenses and other related losses. A recent early…
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Work-related injuries under scrutiny after Texas plant explosion

For many Austin, Texas, residents, the tragic explosion of a West, Texas, fertilizer plant is one of the most tragic workplace accidents across the United States. The 30 thousand tons of fertilizer exploded and shook the ground with a 2.1 magnitude on the Richter scale. The incident claimed 15 lives, 12 of them firefighters. The history of workplace violations of…
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