Worker struck by pipes, sues ExxonMobil for not warning him to use care

David Yates Aug. 10, 2010, 5:32am

Beaumont resident Christopher Waldon recently filed suit against ExxonMobil for failing to warn him to use "a higher standard of care when loading and unloading" pipes.

Waldon, along with his wife Nekia, filed the suit Aug. 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

In his suit, Waldon, a Jacobs Engineering employee, says says on Sept. 7, 2009, he was working at the Beaumont ExxonMobil facility "when he was struck by pipes, resulting in severe injuries."

Court papers show that Waldon was loading and unloading pipes when the alleged injury occurred.

He claims ExxonMobil was negligent for "entrusting" the task "to unqualified and incompetent persons" and for not warning him to use a "higher standard of care," court papers say.

Waldon is suing for his alleged mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and lost wages.

His wife is also suing for her mental anguish and loss of consortium.

They are represented by Provost Umphrey attorney James Payne.

Case No. E187-497

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