Workplace

On October 15,2019 a fire began at the NuStar Energy facility in Crockett California, sending thick black smoke into the area. According to the Vallejo Fire Department, the fire started in the NuStar Energy storage tanks on San Pablo Ave. Major emergency response teams fled to the scene as smoke and flames began to spread throughout the refinery. News footage shows several tanks engulfed in flames while an airplane conducts air drops on the hills. Authorities have issued a shelter... Read More

[caption id="attachment_18798" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Coryell Memorial Hospital campus explosion site[/caption] Attorneys for Wilber Dimas were granted a temporary restraining order to preserve evidence in the aftermath of the Coryell Memorial Hospital explosion that claimed the lives of two workers and left over a dozen critically injured. Attorneys Rob Ammons of The Ammons Law Firm in Houston and Jim Dunnam of Dunnam & Dunnam in Waco requested the Court order for all of the companies involved in the explosion “to cease... Read More

Rob Ammons has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two Texas residents, both age 21, who were seriously injured when their Ford Edge was rear-ended by a commercial crane in Galveston County, Texas. Damage to the Ford Edge was severe. Defendants in the lawsuit are a Louisiana-based company which operates oil and gas field properties and that company’s employee who was operating the crane at the time of the collision. According to the lawsuit filed by The Ammons Law Firm,... Read More

A Texas man, age 66, was assaulted and killed by a co-worker wielding a crow bar at the Harris County headquarters of his trucking company employer.  Rob Ammons has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the man’s widow, alleging that, before hiring the alleged assailant, the company failed to conduct a proper criminal background check which would have revealed a previous intentional homicide.  In addition to negligent hiring, Ammons further contends that the alleged assailant was carelessly retained... Read More

Plant Worker Receives Compensation

POSTED ON February 1, 2017

The Ammons Law Firm won compensation in a negligence claim made on behalf of a 34-year-old worker who was injured by superheated water at International Paper’s Selma, Alabama plant. The worker’s employer was hired to provide inspection services at the plant. While inspecting how well one of the heat exchanger tanks at the facility was functioning, the safety vest he was required to wear on the premises caught on a valve attached to another of the tanks, opening the valve... Read More

A Texas worker, age 54, was seriously injured when scaffolding on which he was working came apart, causing him to fall. The worker suffered a lower back fracture in the fall. In a lawsuit filed by Rob Ammons on behalf of the injured worker, it is alleged that the company that erected the scaffolding failed to assemble it properly at the job site, failed to inspect it, and failed to take the engineering, safety, operational and procedural precautions necessary to... Read More

An HVAC worker in Houston was replacing and relocating air conditioning units at a commercial building in Houston, Texas when he received a severe electrical shock.  The electrician at the building informed the HVAC worker that electrical power to the unit he would be working on had been turned off when, in fact, it had not.  Electrical power was still being supplied to the unit which shocked the worker, causing him to suffer a nearly fatal brain injury. The worker... Read More

A Lubbock factory worker attempting to fix a malfunctioning hydraulic press machine at Diamond Plastics Corporation’s Texas facility was fatally injured when he became pinned by the machine. In a lawsuit filed by Rob Ammons on behalf of the children of the 38-year-old worker, it is alleged that Diamond Plastics failed to provide a safe workplace and failed to provide safe equipment for the man to work with.  Ammons contends the employer was aware of repeated improper functioning of, and... Read More

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