:: rawblogXport ::

union news / workers rights / construction / safety / irony...
today's home page

google news

recent posts:
  • No one should have to work with a jerk
  • BadBoss - My Bad Boss Contest
  • On the job: Organizing
  • Why Teamsters President Hoffa worries Iran's mulla...
  • Effort to tunnel toward missing miners is suspende...
  • Pre-apprenticeship program graduates 13 inmates in...
  • Probe of workers angers ACLU
  • Texas tops U.S. in worker deaths
  • Virginia Man Jailed for Using Homeless for Imprope...
  • Comments enabled on AFL-CIO blog

  • BlogRolling:

    blogs that link here

    eXTReMe Tracker
    Powered by Blogger

    Powered by BlogRolling

    Listed on BlogsCanada

    member union label

    Get Firefox!

    email d@ve2300
    this weblog is the work of dave livingston, a union carpenter in nelson bc canada

    the web

    references to rawblogXport:
    Confined Space
    "Hat tip to rawblogXport for this."
    Jordan Barab, Confined Space
    "a great labor news digest..."
    Labor Blog
    "rawblogXport was there, providing consistently good labor news..."
    Political Site of the Day
    Confined Space
    "Senators Push Legislation to Toughen OSHA Penalties"
    Workers Comp Insider
    Human Fall Traps
    Workers Comp Insider
    "May is labor history month"
    Workers Comp Insider
    "A tip of the hat..."
    "Union Democracy in Carpenters"

    FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of labor and economic issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 Chapter 1 Sec.107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

    "The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people."
    Cesar Chavez

    :: Thursday, August 23, 2007 ::

    Pipe fitter hit with steam sues Total for lung injury - By David Yates, Southeast Texas Record
    "He was working as a pipe fitter in a pipe rack on a scaffold located by the CAT and Regeneration Unit near a 10-inch steam blow down line," the suit said. "His job involved installing a windbreak located about 8 inches from the blow down line. At the time of the accident, he was installing a fire blanket. He was wearing Nomex and all other required safety equipment."

    The suit goes on to say Total retained the right to control the work area and issued a permit Dietz's employer authorizing him to begin his job.

    "The Total operator knew that Dietz was working in the area of the steam blow down line," the suit said. "The wind shifted and steam blew from the blow down line to Tim Dietz's location."

    Dietz inhaled a gust of steam, jerked back and incurred third-degree burns in and around his throat, suffering "thermal injuries" to his respiratory system, the suit said.

    "As a result of the accident, Dietz sustained not only third-degree burns to his facial area, but also incurred permanent injuries to his lungs," the suit said.

    Dietz, a non-smoker, underwent a pulmonary function study and was told that his lungs were severely compromised, reflecting the "lungs of a 65-year-old man," the suit said.
  • posted 6:02 AM :: reference link :: 0 comments ::
  • -------------------------------------------

    Comments: Post a Comment

    unions: the folks that brought you the weekend Powered by Blogger