Robbie Hargett Feb. 3, 2016, 2:23pm


BEAUMONT - A Texas man is suing Marathon Petroleum, alleging negligence for injuries he says he sustained when a fire erupted at his job site.

Scott McCrory filed a lawsuit Jan. 22 in Jefferson County District Court against Marathon Petroleum Company, Marathon Petroleum Logistics Services, and Innovative Ventilation Systems, alleging negligence, negligence per se, and gross negligence.

On Jan. 11, the suit states, McCrory was working at Marathon Petroleum's Texas City refinery when a large fire erupted and caused injuries to the plaintiff's back and other parts of his body.

The suit alleges the defendants were negligent in failing to maintain and inspect their equipment, failing to ensure a reasonably safe work site, creating a dangerous and/or hazardous condition, and other negligent acts or omissions.

As a result, in addition to his injuries, the complaint states McCrory sustained residual disability, disfigurement and impairment, pain and suffering, mental anguish and distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of earnings and earning capacity, and medical expenses.

McCrory seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million, interests, exemplary damages and court costs. He is represented by attorneys Jason A. Itkin, Cory D. Itkin, Noah M. Wexler and Kelly M. Woods of Arnold & Itkin in Houston.

Jefferson County District Court Case number D-198039

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