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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:49 PM

Meanwhile...in Texas....another industrial fire....gotta love deregulation

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/22094875/contract-employees-taken-to-hospital-after-incident-at-chevron-facility-in-port-arthur
A spokesperson for the Cheveron-Phillips Port Arthur polyethylene facility has confirmed to 12News that an incident happened which resulted in the injury of several contract employees.

Spokesperson Melanie Samuelson told 12News there was a fire at the facility around 4 a.m. Saturday.

"We are still trying to account for employees and securing the area," said Samuelson by phone.

"We regret that this occurred and our thoughts are with those who are injured," said Samuelson.

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Reply Meanwhile...in Texas....another industrial fire....gotta love deregulation (Original post)
Horse with no Name Apr 2013 OP
hedgehog Apr 2013 #1
russspeakeasy Apr 2013 #2
Buzz Clik Apr 2013 #3
Horse with no Name Apr 2013 #4
Buzz Clik Apr 2013 #5
Horse with no Name Apr 2013 #6
Buzz Clik Apr 2013 #7
Horse with no Name Apr 2013 #9
Buzz Clik Apr 2013 #10
Katashi_itto Apr 2013 #8

Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:57 PM

1. "contract employees" - well at least Cheveron-Phillips won't be on the hook for

the workman's comp!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:59 PM

2. ...and they did apologize....geez, what more can people ask for.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:08 PM

3. Fires only occur because of de-regulation?

 

What regulations were dumped or never initiated or not enforced that caused this fire?

Please be very specific.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:15 PM

4. Well since the story is breaking...

of course the fingers won't be pointed that way.

However, I posted on the day of the West explosion when it first happened and I had been watching the refinery activity that week...ie, explosions that nobody could find...etc..(specifically see post 8) and specifically that day...a major explosion that was overlooked by the Boston Marathon murders and the West fire.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022696599

I can pretty much guarantee that corners are cut when nobody is watching and people are dying.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:18 PM

5. So, right at this moment, because you have no information whastsoever ...

 

... the accusation that deregulation caused that fire is totally unfounded.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:20 PM

6. How much refinery stock do you own?

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:25 PM

7. Ha ha! Good one.

 

You've got nothing.

I didn't think so.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:29 PM

9. And what YOU fail to understand...

that this fire...like the one last week...won't be investigated...so, technically you are correct. There is no proof. There won't be. Ever.
It's not how we roll in Texas.

Unfettered profits. Business climate.

And don't hold your breath on anything coming out of the West incident either.

However, the ONLY way this will change is to keep the cockroaches in the light of day.

But you would prefer to just let "the authorities" deem "nothing to see here...move on".

Gotcha.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:55 PM

10. "that this fire...like the one last week...won't be investigated" BULLSHIT!

 

Just because you are unaware of the investigation does not mean the investigation doesn't exist. Hells bells! It's all over the news, and it's all over DU!

This is insane. You have nothing to offer but socialist claptrap.

I'm done here. You have the last word.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:27 PM

8. You have point. I need to start buying more oil stock.

 

Deregulation may not have anything to do with this, then again. Bottom line, it's a protected entity

If you can't beat them, buy into them.

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