BUSINESS
03/01/2011 08:13 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Injured Oil Refinery Contractors Find Few Remedies

Some refinery workers are killed on the spot and duly memorialized, their survivors compensated financially for expenses, pain and suffering. Others, like Herrera, are maimed -- their prospects dashed, their lives forever altered -- and largely forgotten. Even when authorities find fault with refineries and the contractors that keep them running, workers like Herrera can have few means of redress for their injuries.

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