Employees at McKee Lumber Co. in Corsicana, Texas, were discussing last month’s deadly blast at a fertilizer plant 50 miles away one recent morning when talk turned to their neighbor: El Dorado Chemical Co.
Rescuers combing through the debris of a garment-factory building that collapsed in Bangladesh 18 days ago pulled a survivor from under the rubble yesterday, even as the death toll from the disaster rose to 1,085.
The death toll from the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh swelled to more than 1,000 workers, cementing its place among a grisly lineup of the world’s worst industrial disasters and reinforcing calls that the tragedy lead to lasting change.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP opened a Houston office led by former Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP partner Mark Farley, who is one of eight lawyers hired to expand its environmental and workplace safety practices.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a partner in the BP Plc well that was the source of the largest U.S. offshore spill, asked a federal judge in Texas to throw out a lawsuit claiming the company misled investors over the project’s risks before and after the blowout.
North American fertilizer production projects totaling $22 billion may be at risk of delay amid increased scrutiny from regulators and communities after last week’s explosion at a Texas plant killed 14 people.
Search crews recovered the bodies of 14 people killed in a Texas fertilizer-plant explosion that injured 200 and devastated the small town of West in the worst U.S. industrial disaster in at least three years.