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  • 8 Mar. 2017

    The 5 Most Dangerous Occupations in Houston

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Houston is a bustling hub of commerce and commercial activity, which is great for the region and for the many people who benefit from a healthy job market. Because much of this rich business environment is hinged on heavy industry, however, jobs in the Houston area can be dangerous. In fact, Houston sees thousands of workplace injuries and deaths each year. At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, ...
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  • 21 Jan. 2016

    1 Dead, 3 Injured in Pasadena PeroxyChem Explosion

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Last week, an explosion at PeroxyChem, a Pasadena chemical plant that produces hydrogen peroxide and other products, resulted in the death of a contractor and has left three other workers with serious injuries. This accident is just the latest in a string of plant explosions in the greater Houston area over the past 14 months. In fact, it is at least the tenth industrial disaster to occur since ...
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  • 19 Oct. 2015

    Safety Violations at Texas DuPont Plant Caused Four Worker Deaths

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Last November, four workers at a DuPont Co. plant in La Porte, Texas were killed after being exposed to a deadly airborne chemical called methyl mercaptan, a substance used by the plant to produce insecticide. The accident occurred early in the morning when a worker tried to drain what she thought was water from a clogged pipeline (a routine procedure) when the chemical flowed into the building. A ...
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  • 1 Oct. 2015

    Industrial Accident in NE Harris County Leaves One Man Dead

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    An industrial accident at the Tenaris coiled tubing facility, located in Tidwell in northeast Harris County, has left one man dead. The accident occurred between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015. According to news reports, the man, a seven-year veteran of the company and father of six children, was crushed to death after getting caught between his forklift and a large spool. The ...
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  • 17 Aug. 2015

    Multiple Explosions Level Chinese Port City of Tianjin

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    A string of deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin last week has left the world’s tenth-busiest container port a smoldering wasteland of devastation. Lax safety procedures and grievous oversights have been blamed for the accident, which is so far responsible for the deaths of over 100 people and more than 700 injuries. Nearby hospitals have been filled to capacity with victims ...
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  • 18 Nov. 2014

    Chemical Leak at DuPont Plant Kills Four Workers, Company Criticized for History of Safety Concerns

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Early Saturday morning on November 15, a serious chemical leak at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas left four workers dead and another employee critically injured. According to reports from safety officials and emergency personnel, the workers had been responding to reports of a leak when they were overcome. The leak involved methyl mercaptan, a chemical used to produce the discernable ...
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Our firm is proud to have three lawyers on our team who are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Tommy Fibich is a board certified civil trial law specialist, and Russell Briggs and Jay Henderson are board certified personal injury trial law specialists. Board certification is a great honor-in fact-only 10% of practicing attorneys in the state have earned the right to be publicly recognized as certified specialists in their respective fields.