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  • A Chicken Plant & Its Exploitation of the U.S. Immigrant System

    || 9-May-2017

    Case Farms: A Dangerous Workplace You may not be familiar with Case Farms; however, you’ve more than likely eaten its chicken. Each year, the company produces almost a billion pounds for customers, including KFC, Taco Bell, and Popeyes. The United States government has purchased nearly $17 million worth of Case Farms chicken mostly for the federal school-lunch program. Unfortunately, Case ...
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  • Texas Leads in Oil field Worker Fatalities

    || 24-Apr-2017

    There is no denying that oil fields are known to be one of the most dangerous places to work. With the recent oil boom in Texas and throughout the country, the number of oil field accidents has increased drastically. From 2008 to 2012, the total number of fatalities reported from the oil fields throughout the U.S. was 545, based on a report by the Houston Chronicle. Out of those deaths, 216 ...
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  • Fatigue a Contributing Cause of Oil Field Accidents

    || 17-Apr-2017

    When a work accident occurs in the oilfield industry, companies are determined to find the exact cause to prevent future incidents. Poor supervision, insufficient training, and ignoring procedures are common contributing factors to oilfield accidents. However, when it comes to fatigue being the main cause of an accident, figuring out how it plays a role can be challenging. Since various industries ...
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  • Oil Field Injuries Increase in Texas Shales

    || 10-Apr-2017

    Oilfield work is known to be one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States and the rest of the world. However, oilfield shales have substantially increased in recent years in many states, such as Texas, North Dakota, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania. Texas is considered the largest producer of crude oil and natural gas in the nation. Unfortunately, injuries and fatalities occur frequently ...
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  • Feds Plan to Investigate Increasing Deaths & Working Conditions in Oil Fields

    || 29-Mar-2017

    The oil boom in Texas, North Dakota, and elsewhere has propelled the United States as the world’s leading energy provider. Unfortunately, the oil field industry is also responsible for many deaths of oil field workers. In an effort to improve safety, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is set to examine the contributing factors which cause accidents, injuries, ...
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  • Oilfield Workers Face Hazardous Hot Working Conditions

    || 13-Mar-2017

    A new hazard alert addresses fatalities related to hot work on oilfield tanks, tankers, and similar equipment to prevent them. According to the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network, 28 workers were killed due to fires and explosions related to hot work in oil and gas operations. Hot work consists of the following: Welding Burning Activities involving ...
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  • What Dangers Do Oil Field Workers Face?

    || 8-Feb-2017

    The State of Texas is one of the leaders in the oil and natural gas industry and employs several thousands of workers. Oil is one of the most precious resources used in the modern world, as it bolsters much of the state’s economy. Oil field employees sacrifice a great deal on a daily basis. The workplace is not always an ideal working situation, as employees face many dangers. In fact, oil ...
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  • Oil Platform Company Blamed for Texas Oil Rigger's Injuries

    || 18-Nov-2016

    Earlier this month, Dwayne Champagne filed a lawsuit against Fieldwood Energy LLC, GOM Shelf LLC, Apache Corp. Eaton Oil Tools Inc., DLS LLC, D&L Salvage LLC and DLS & Marine Services LLC claiming they failed to provide a safe workspace. On October 6, 2014, the complainant was working as a rigger off the Gulf of Mexico when he was seriously injured. He suffered a left-hand partial finger ...
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  • 2 Workers Dead After Accident at West Texas Drilling Rig

    || 29-Sep-2016

    Earlier this month, two workers were killed following a drilling rig accident in Denver City. According to local Sheriff, Donald Corzine, two men were working at the Norton Energy Drilling site when the mechanical accident occurred. There are currently no details yet released regarding what exactly caused the mechanical accident. Officials reported that one worker died at the scene of the ...
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  • Statistics Indicate Increased Dangers Motorcyclists Face on the Road

    || 9-Sep-2016

    According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around half of all motorcyclist deaths are caused by collisions between the bike and a passenger vehicle in the United States. Additionally, when cars crash into motorcycles, motorcyclists are killed 98% of the time compared to 2% of car passenger deaths. An NHTSA study discovered that motorcyclist – both ...
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  • Follow the Firm on Social Media!

    || 13-Apr-2016

    If you have been harmed in the line of work, you have rights. The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates provides legal services in the area of workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims. The firm’s professionals have over 12 years of experience with the Texas legal system, and they have represented thousands of people. Through litigation and negotiation, ...
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  • Workers Shoulder Costs of Job Site Injuries According to OSHA Report

    || 1-Jun-2015

    A March report issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, more and more, the costs associated with suffering a workplace injury are falling on the employees themselves. The report highlights how sizeable the burden is which injured employees must bear. It found that only 21 percent of the costs connected to a workplace injury or illness are covered by employer-provided ...
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  • Workers' Compensation Roadblocks Contribute to Inequality

    || 27-Mar-2015

    A worker who suffers an injury or contracts an illness on the job can permanently hinder their potential and that of their entire family. Over three million workers are seriously hurt on the job and thousands more die from workplace accidents every year. With employers contributing less and less to paying the costs of these injuries, the burden falls increasingly on the injured worker, their ...
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  • Vastly Different benefits for Living in Different States

    || 13-Mar-2015

    When two men living less than 100 miles from one another, one in Alabama, the other in Georgia, each lost an arm in workplace accidents, they received very diverse workers’ compensation settlements. Georgia offered the employee over $740,000 over his lifetime while the one from Alabama, just $45,000. These cases are emblematic of how much the state a worker lives in determines how much they ...
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  • Texas Supreme Court Helps Insurance Companies Avoid being Sued

    || 10-Mar-2015

    In February 2015 the state supreme court chose to increase the protections afforded to insurance companies which began with a 1989 ruling that gave the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation the power to oversee insurers accused of bad faith by clients. The recent case unanimously decided against an injured worker who attempted to file a suit against Old Republic Insurance Company for ...
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  • Oil Field Crash in Southern Texas Kills Five & Injures Three

    || 20-Jan-2015

    On Thursday, January 15, 2015, five men were killed on impact after their vehicle caught fire after colliding into a tanker truck carrying crude oil on an oil field highway in South Texas. The accident took place in the center of the fracking field located just southwest of San Antonio. While it has not been confirmed, it is believed that the five men who died were oil field workers. In addition ...
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