by Max Brantley
The Welspun pipe factory in Little Rock, where a worker was killed and another was injured this week, has been the subject of controversy before. Following is research provided by a local reader. Stipulated: Lawsuits are merely allegations; allegations about worksmanship have been contested by the company; issues here are not related directly to workplace safety. However, more corporate background.
* A report on use of substandard steel by pipeline industry in which Welspun figures.
* Disputes in Texas on product quality and sales practices.
* Commentary on pipe provided by Welspun for a pipeline crossing South Dakota.