News

Locations

Attorney: Equipment failed in BP death

TEXAS CITY — An attorney for the family of a BP refinery worker who died at the Texas City plant on Monday says an unexpected pressure buildup appeared to be caused by equipment failure, rather than operator error. Tony Buzbee said bolts on a high-pressure water filtration vessel “were very old and in terrible condition” […]

Read More

Lawyer questions bolts’ strength in BP death

TEXAS CITY — The lawyer for the family of a worker killed Monday at BP’s Texas City refinery said he was told by people who work at the facility that bolts on a high-pressure vessel were loose or not strong enough, allowing a lid to blow off. BP said it was not immediately clear what […]

Read More

Victim’s family probing fatal accident at BP

TEXAS CITY, TX — The family of a worker who was killed at BP's Texas City refinery said "a lot of questions need to be answered" about the accident, which the company said involved a metal lid flying from a water filtration vessel. William Joseph Gracia, 56, was the third worker to be killed at […]

Read More

BP worker killed at Texas City refinery

HOUSTON (Reuters) – A supervisor at BP Plc's Texas City, Texas, refinery died on Monday of head injuries suffered when a heavy metal lid blew off a unit during a restart, his family's lawyer and BP said on Tuesday. William Joseph Gracia, 56, an employee of the refinery for 30 years, was helping prepare a […]

Read More

BP Settles More Lawsuits

More than 100 lawsuits against BP about a series of fatal 2005 blasts should be settled by next week, the plaintiffs’ attorney said Monday. The pending settlement may get the company’s CEO off the hook from having to testify before a federal court. Still, BP’s top executive, John Browne, may have to give a deposition […]

Read More

FEMA to curtail trailer use, offers buyback proposal

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will cease using travel trailers to house disaster victims and will buy back any surplus trailers sold to the public as recreational vehicles. "FEMA will refund the purchase price of any recreational vehicle sold, within the last 12 months, directly to an occupant, upon repossession of the unit," […]

Read More

Suit Accuses Insurance Company of Fraud

GALVESTON, Texas – Four Galveston County residents have filed a lawsuit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. They claim the TWIA, which is the insurer of last resort for 14 coastal counties, committed fraud in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Plaintiffs' attorney Tony Buzbee said the TWIA issued a memo two months after the storm, […]

Read More

Dozens of Katrina victims sue FEMA over fumes in trailers

A group of Gulf Coast hurricane victims sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday for sheltering them in trailers that allegedly exposed them to dangerous fumes. The complaint filed in federal court adds FEMA as a defendant in a batch of consolidated cases against several manufacturers that provided the agency with tens of thousands […]

Read More

FEMA to curtail trailer use, offers buyback proposal

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will cease using travel trailers to house disaster victims and will buy back any surplus trailers sold to the public as recreational vehicles. "FEMA will refund the purchase price of any recreational vehicle sold, within the last 12 months, directly to an occupant, upon repossession of the unit," […]

Read More

Lawsuit Filed Over FEMA Trailers

INDIANAPOLIS – There are developments in the FEMA trailer upheaval that I-Team 8 exposed just last month. FEMA is taking the heat, now the heat is on the manufacturers of the trailers and many of them are in Indiana. A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Louisiana this week. Hundreds of hurricane victims claim […]

Read More

Page 19 of 23« First...10...1718192021...Last »