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West Explosion Offers Look into American Workers’ Dangerous Work Conditions

Salon.com published a story addressing the dangerous work conditions millions of Americans endure every day. The article states the government documents 4,500 workplace deaths every year at a cost of $250 billion. Texas hosts “the nation’s highest number of workplace fatalities”. West, Texas being the location of a catastrophic explosion is not happenstance. Texas promotes […]

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NPR Releases Online Series Examining the Dangers of the Texas Construction Industry

NPR released two articles this past week examining the dangers of the Texas construction industry and the too-common practices that often lead to wage theft, poor work conditions and injuries. Commercial construction and homebuilding are staples of the state’s economy. Years of illegal immigration have driven down wages of construction workers. The economic crash of […]

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Doyle Files Negligence Suit on Behalf of Worker Injured on Grounded Vessel off Coast of Chile

Negligence Lawsuit

Doyle has filed a negligence lawsuit against T&T Marine Salvage and Titan Maritime on behalf of a worker who was thrown 30 feet in the air and dropped on the beach landing on his back. The plaintiff was an employee of T&T Salvage in Texas and the company sent him to Chile to work on […]

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Houston Chronicle Reveals Oil Industry’s Workplace Death Statistics

The Houston Chronicle published a story in their Sunday edition concerning the number of fatalities in the oil and gas industry. The story focused on the trend in Texas that workplace deaths are decreasing in all industries but the oilfield. Statistics show from 2007-2011 there were 197 workplace fatalities reported for energy related companies. The […]

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Lawsuit Involving Pan American Life Insurance Update

In November 2011, we posted about a new filing against Pan American Life Insurance Company. The suit was filed on behalf of a policyholder who had been denied medical treatment for skin cancer. The medical evidence and the opinions of her doctors supported the claims, yet her insurer wrongfully denied care and treatment. There have […]

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Doyle Files Suit Against Spectraseis

On July 20, 2012, Doyle filed a lawsuit against Spectraseis on behalf of a employee who suffered very serious injuries while working for for the company.  The employee was working for Spectraseis, who failed to supply him with proper equipment, causing him permanent and serious injuries, including the loss of several fingers.

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Doyle Files Suit Against SKS Tankers

On March 12, 2012, Doyle filed a lawsuit against SKS Tankers on behalf of a man who was injured due to its negligence in operating its tanker Mersey. The man was fishing in Port Aransas, Texas, when the tanker operated by SKS was moving unsafely, causing a large wake which destroyed the dock on which […]

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Explosion at Plant Near Houston Underlines Importance of Worker Safety

Earlier today, a natural gas pipeline exploded at the Enterprise Products plant in Mont Belvieu, near Houston, Texas. Although there are no injuries reported at this time, at least one news report noted that a worker was missing. Doyle would like to extend our hopes that, indeed, no workers were harmed in the explosion. Unfortunate […]

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Helicopters: So Many Moving Parts

In early June, two men were killed in a Southern Dallas-Fort Worth suburb when the medical transport helicopter they were taking on a routine maintenance test flight crashed. The Keller Citizen reports that though investigators are still working to determine the exact cause of the crash of the Bell 222U helicopter, speculation swirls around the […]

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