Electrician sues ExxonMobil over flash-fire burns

David Yates Oct. 28, 2010, 10:53am

An Orange electrician has filed suit against ExxonMobil, alleging the oil company negligently allowed a flash fire to consume the area where he was working.

Mark Feltman filed his suit Oct. 25 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the suit, on Aug. 12 Feltman was working as an electrician at ExxonMobil's Beaumont refinery when he was severely burned by a flash fire. He was flown to John Sealy Hospital for treatment.

The suit does not state how the fire started but does accuses ExxonMobil of negligently failing to provide Feltman with a safe place to work and of failing to inspect and maintain its premises.

Feltman is suing for past and future mental anguish, pain, medical expenses and lost wages.

Provost Umphrey attorney Darren Brown is representing him.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A188-677

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