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active-ash-cloud-ashes-blaze-417070-300x199Several explosions at the TPC Group chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas caused three worker injuries in late November, but the impact didn’t stop there. Some plant neighbors miles away saw damage to their homes or properties. It is not yet known if either the injured workers or the impacted homeowners have hired an attorney.

The incident started at 1:00 a.m.  on November 27th. The explosion at the plant, which creates products for petroleum and chemical businesses, damaged windows and doors of residences in the surrounding area. The accident reportedly set three tanks on fire and released burning butadiene (a gas used to create plastics and synthetic rubber) into the air. Butadiene is considered a health hazard that can cause cancer and cardiovascular disease, sources say, but the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality reported that the quantities released were not hazardous. 

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blue-sky-cables-chain-construction-machinery-532079-300x200A Clearwater, Florida worker was sent to the hospital with severe injuries after a fall, news sources report. His employer, an electric company, had sent him to the job site to make necessary repairs when the fall occurred. It is not yet known if he has contracted an attorney.

 

The 25-foot fall occurred at 9:40 a.m. at the Clear Bay Terrace Apartments, a senior citizen living facility. The worker, a man with 15 years of experience with the company, is reported to have used the lift while it was in the back of the trailer instead of on even ground. There is speculation that he may have tried to use the extra height provided by the trailer to reach a light fixture in order to repair it. Despite his experience, it is not clear if the man received proper training on how to use the lift he was injured on.

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chart-close-up-data-desk-590022-300x199Workers’ compensation rates have been going down in recent years in Florida, and the decline is continuing for the third straight year. Insurance Regulation Commissioner David Altmaier’s office issued the ruling in early November; it is slated to take effect at the beginning of 2020.

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white-electric-tower-207541-300x200Authorities report that a Florida Power & Light (FLP) worker was electrocuted at a construction site in Hallandale Beach on Friday morning.

According to Hallandale Beach police, the incident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. on November 15 at a construction site on North Federal Highway and Pembroke Road, near the Big Easy Casino. A 41-year-old FLP worker was working on a power line when he was electrocuted. The worker’s name has not yet been released to the public.

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boxes-cases-container-1267329-300x200Authorities in Orlando, FL, have confirmed that a 40-year-old worker suffered serious injuries on Monday after a piece of machinery fell on him.

According to the Orange County Fire Rescue, the incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. November 4 at a warehouse at the 6400 block of Pinecastle Boulevard, south of Orlando.

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