David Yates Sep. 13, 2013, 2:11pm

A wrongful death suit has been initiated against TransCanada Keystone Pipeline and Sunland Construction.

Representing the estate of Kevin Fairman, Ralinda Fairman filed suit against the companies on Sept. 10 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on April 22 Fairman was working on a pipeline project controlled by the defendants near Beaumont when a piece of heavy equipment struck him, causing severe bodily injury that ultimately led to his death.

The suit alleges the incident was caused by the negligence of the defendants but does not list any specific act of negligence.

The plaintiff is suing for Fairman’s medical expenses, funeral expenses, pecuniary loss, loss of consortium and mental anguish.

Nederland attorney Kent Walston of Branick Walston & Devenzio represents the plaintiff.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D194-722

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