• Pasadena Chemical Plant Explosion is Latest in String of Houston Accidents

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 21-Jan-2016

    A deadly explosion at a Pasadena chemical plant last week is just one of at least ten other tragedies that have occurred since the DuPont chemical explosion 14 months ago in La Porte. The explosion occurred early in the afternoon at the PeroxyChem plant, and is believed to have been caused by an over-pressurized tank ...
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  • How Oilfield Truck Accidents Are a Bigger Problem Than You Think

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 02-Dec-2015

    Automobile accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. Additionally, auto accidents are one of the top causes of oilfield fatalities, research shows. While a small percentage of traffic collisions are the result of unforeseen or unavoidable situations, most are caused by one overarching problem: human error. Workplace safety – ...
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  • The Rise of Workplace Fatalities in Texas

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 23-Sep-2015

    For roughly 11 years, Texas has led the nation in total workplace deaths. In 2014, the number of people killed on the job significantly increased. According to preliminary federal data that was released on September 17, a total of 524 employees died in the workplace during that year. The year before, the United States Bureau ...
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  • Repeat Offender Poultry Processor Fined $861K for Numerous Safety Violations

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 03-Sep-2015

    OSHA has recently fined an Ohio poultry processing facility $861,500 for 55 safety violations. The company allegedly knew about the dangerous conditions, but ignored the problem and continued to expose workers to serious and potentially deadly injuries. Case Farms Processing Inc. is a repeat OSHA offender and has been described by OSHA’s assistant secretary of ...
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  • Illinois Construction Companies Fined $2M for Knowingly Exposing Foreign Workers to Asbestos

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 27-Aug-2015

    A recent investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) determined that the owner of two Illinois construction companies knowingly exposed at least eight foreign workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Joseph Kehrer, of Kehrer Brothers Construction and D7 Roofing, was found in violation of several OSHA safety standards and has been fined nearly $2 ...
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