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When a 41-year-old worker in good physical shape dies on the job, something must be done to help his family. Texas is a state filled with refinery and chemical tanks, and they need to be cleaned. That’s what Adan Juan Padron was doing when he died.

Oxygen lines can fail and high-pressure hoses can turn on users. Faulty work lights could cause a fire. However, Padron and his wife were expecting another child, and they needed the money he would make cleaning a methane tank in Houston. Seconds later, he would be dead. His family can contact a personal injury attorney in Houston Texas to help with the medical bills incurred before his death and to help the family move on when they are ready.

It seems that those responsible for enforcing safety at work only notice problems after someone like Padron dies. Tragically, his bereaved family is left to pick up the pieces of their lives.

A similar accident had occurred at West Fertilizer Company, says Dallas News, where 15 people were killed when tons of ammonium nitrate exploded. No federal inspector had been there to inspect the tanks for – unbelievably – 28 years. The families of these victims, too, can call Kirkendall Dwyer LLP for legal help.

Padron had never seen a federal inspector when he worked in Houston for CES Environmental Services. OSHA opened their very first inspection of the company after he was already dead.

CES became a symbol of the criminal risk in which they placed their workers. Within the next four years, they had lost three more men. One was burned and two were poisoned. The sad families left behind can contact a personal injury attorney in Houston Texas, to help them through the financial and emotional turmoil. Perhaps then, companies will be more aware of these hazards before people have to die.