Widow seeks depositions over husband’s death at Keystone Pipeline project

David Yates Jun. 28, 2013, 11:40am

The widow of Kevin Fairman is seeking depositions to uncover the cause of her husband’s death while working on the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline project.

Ralinda Fairman filed the petition for authorization to conduct depositions July 24 in Jefferson County District Court. 

According to the petition, Kevin was killed on April 22 when a piece of heavy equipment struck him while working on pipeline project supervised by TransCanada and Sunland Construction.

Kevin was covered by worker’s compensation insurance at the time of the incident.

Ralinda needs the court to authorize the depositions of individuals with personal knowledge of the incident in order to investigate a potential lawsuit.

She is represented by Beaumont attorney Paul Ferguson Jr. of the Provost Umphrey Law Firm.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E194-464

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