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What Is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury law is part of the civil legal system. Unlike criminal law, the civil legal system is where one party files a suit against another party, often due to some form of negligence which resulted in injury to the plaintiff. The “offences” committed by the defendant in civil suits are defined under tort law.


Fire Reported At ExxonMobil Plant

Thursday, April 7th there was a fire at the Baytown ExxonMobil Plant, 30 minutes east of Houston, TX. There were reports of large flames and thick black smoke billowing. Multiple water cannons were deployed to subside the flames between 5-6 pm. There were no injuries reported, and all employees were accounted for. The plant investigators


Effect of Oil and Gas Industry on Economy

A barrel of oil is selling for almost $40 in the U.S. today. The U.S. economy has become less reliant on oil and gas production over the past 30 years. In 1981 oil production accounted for 4.3% of U.S. GDP while in 2011 only accounted for 1.6%. Today we have a more diversified economy in


One Killed on Oil & Gas Platform in Gulf of Mexico

This past Friday an employee of Nabor Industries died after sustaining an injury on the job. The employee was working on another company’s oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. The platform is located 150 miles south of New Orleans. Nabor Industries was


Two dead and one missing and presumed dead

Two dead and one missing and presumed dead after their tugboat struck a construction barge and sank in the Hudson River. The tugboat, Specialist, struck the barge moored near the Tappan Zee Bridge as it passed under the center of the bridge around 5:18 a.m. Saturday. Search Teams There are currently more than a dozen


Fire at Pasadena Plant

This past Saturday morning, March 5th, 2016 smoke was seen rising into the air from a Pasadena refinery. Result And Cause of The Explosion One person was injured in an explosion at the refinery, which sent clouds of smoke into the air. A fire started at the Pasadena Refinery System as a result of the


Impact Of The Struggling Oil Industry On Houston

The Houston housing market is being impacted by struggling oil industry because people are having to sell homes and turn to renting and downsizing if not relocating altogether. Last year the real estate market was booming, but layoffs are causing instability. Over 250,000 people have been laid off globally since the price of oil started


Pasenda Chemical Explosion

On Saturday afternoon, this past weekend about 1,000 gallons of an oil-based cleaning solution leaked during a routine function at PeroxyChem, causing an explosion.One contractor was pronounced dead at the scene while another contractor and two employees were rushed to the emergency room. One person suffered from a broken arm and the other two were


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