Friendswood, Texas resident Brian Johns was killed in 2012 following injuries sustained from an explosion at a Deer Park Dow Chemical Plant. His mother and son have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company, two employees and a subsidiary. The suit was filed on April 1st, 2013 at the Harris County Probate Court. It is seeking damages for pain and suffering, loss of inheritance, loss of earnings and loss of companionship. The amount being sought has not been made public.
Johns’s death occurred on July 17th of last year when he attempted to replace a filter for an ammonia recycle unit. An explosion occurred, causing caustic chemicals to spill on the victim. He suffered third degree burns on 65 percent of his body. He died a month later. The suit alleges that the company was aware that the filter unit was not in working order and posed a hazard. Also, the defendants allegedly did not provide safety equipment to workers.
If you have suffered work-related injuries or have lost a loved one in a similar manner, contact a McAllen personal injury attorney from the J. Gonzalez Law Firm at 956.630.6700.