ExxonMobil dismissed from carpenter’s personal injury suit

David Yates Mar. 30, 2015, 4:00pm


ExxonMobil has been dismissed from litigation brought by an area resident who claimed he was injured while working as a carpenter at the company’s Beaumont facility.

As previously reported, Jason Young filed a lawsuit Sept. 30 in Jefferson County District Court against the Exxon Mobil Corporation, citing negligence.

Court records show that on Feb. 9 Young filed a motion stating that he wished to non-suit ExxonMobil.

On Feb. 11, two days later, Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, granted the motion and dismissed the oil giant without prejudice.

In his suit, Young says he was employed by Brock Group Inc. as a carpenter working on Exxon Mobil’s premises in Beaumont on Aug. 13, when he was helping his crew take down scaffolding adjacent to a unit on the premises and was struck by an electrical support bracket that was not part of the scaffolding and not properly attached to the unit.

Young claims he sustained injuries to his neck, shoulders and body.

Exxon Mobil was accused of negligence in failing to find and correct the dangerous condition and provide the plaintiff with a safe place to work and granting a work permit when it was not safe to perform the work.

Young sought damages for his past and future medical expenses, lost wages and past and future lost earning capacity, and loss of household services.

Attorneys Jon B. Burmeister and Tommy L. Yeates of Moore Landrey in Beaumont represent him.

Case No. E-196176

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