Fire breaks out at La Porte chemical plant

Mar 4, 2013 Read more: Chron 7

Black plumes of smoke could be seen above Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals , officials from the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department confirmed.

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Retired Operator

Pearland, TX

#1 Mar 4, 2013
Is this the same Akzo that blew up 5 or 6 years ago. Guess they didn't learn the first go around. News report said a contractor was injured, what would you expect, most of these companies hire contractors and sub contractors to avoid paying state workers comp and all the other benefits. It's all a sham.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#3 Mar 4, 2013
Retired Operator wrote:
Is this the same Akzo that blew up 5 or 6 years ago. Guess they didn't learn the first go around. News report said a contractor was injured, what would you expect, most of these companies hire contractors and sub contractors to avoid paying state workers comp and all the other benefits. It's all a sham.
You wouldn't happen to be a union member, would you?
Retired Operator

Pearland, TX

#4 Mar 5, 2013
DPTX wrote:
<quoted text>You wouldn't happen to be a union member, would you?
No unions for me, I just know what goes on in the business.
yooflungpoo

Baytown, TX

#5 Mar 6, 2013
you've never seen an incompetent operator?

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#6 Mar 8, 2013
yooflungpoo wrote:
you've never seen an incompetent operator?
Yep... you post on here all the time.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#7 Mar 8, 2013
Retired Operator wrote:
No unions for me, I just know what goes on in the business.
I'm not sure what you think you know about the business. However, you seem to think that the company is saving money or not paying taxes, by hiring contractors. Guess who pays the contractors' employees and the taxes that go along with them? To top it off, the contractor still hopes to profit from the job.
yooflungpoo

Baytown, TX

#8 Mar 14, 2013
DPTX wrote:
<quoted text>Guess who pays the contractors' employees and the taxes that go along with them? To top it off, the contractor still hopes to profit from the job.
and this makes you "think" that corporatiions are not saving money by outsourcing jobs to contractors???

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