A man who was working at a gas production station allegedly suffered injuries in an explosion. He filed a personal injury suit claiming that the West Virginia company he was working for acted in a negligent manner, which caused his injuries. He reportedly suffered from a series of burns.
The lawsuit states that the man was employed as a technician by the company, Exterran Energy Solutions. According to the suit, the company performed a pigging operation in a negligent manner. The company was purportedly provided with a liquid storage tank that was not equipped for storing natural gas. Eventually, a vapor cloud formed in the location and resulted in an explosion.
The man allegedly suffered serious burn injuries. According to the claim, Eureka Hunter did not facilitate a safe working environment. In addition, Apex and Rain for Rent, which provided the liquid storage tank, were negligent. Furthermore, Exterran was accused of deliberate intent. The man is requesting a jury to issue a judgment for an unspecified amount in punitive damages.
The man likely experienced a vast amount of pain and suffering associated with his injuries. He may have also incurred lost wages and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The jury may find in favor of the plaintiff if evidence proves that the employer and others who were involved operated with negligence which resulted in his injuries. Employees or other contracted workers who sustained injuries due to employer negligence may have the right to file workers’ compensation or personal injury claims in a West Virginia civil court room. Well-documented evidence may result in favorable outcomes for those who file such claims.
Source: The West Virginia Record, "Louisiana man claims he was injured in gas explosion", Annie Cosby, June 9, 2014