Worker sues ExxonMobil after injury

By David Yates | May 14, 2008

A Heatex Industries employee has filed suit against ExxonMobil Corp., claiming he was injured because the oil company failed "to utilize safety procedures."

Jason Waguespack filed the suit on May 13 in the Jefferson County District Court. Pneumatic Industries Services is also named as a defendant in the suit.

Waguespack's suit does not state how he was inured. The suit only says that on March 26, 2008, he was under the supervision of one or both of the defendants and was somehow permanently injured because the defendants failed to furnish a safe workplace.

"Plaintiff suffered serious � bodily injuries caused by a condition which defendants � knew or should have known existed," the suit says, adding that the defendants should have inspected and remedied the dangerous condition.

However, the suit does state that Waguespack received worker's compensation benefits.

He is suing for past and future pain, mental anguish, medical expenses, lost earnings and impairment.

Waguespack is demanding a trial by jury and is represented by attorney Adam Terrell of the Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell law firm.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th Judicial District.

Case No. A181-740

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