Railroad worker sues in Jefferson County for injury in Baytown

By David Yates | Sep 4, 2008

A Chambers County railroad worker has filed suit in Jefferson County, claiming he was negligently injured by his employer and several other companies while working in Baytown.

Jeffrey Huntley filed his suit against Bayer Corp., Texas Brine Co., Lanxess Corp., Hexion Specialty Chemicals and Econo-Rail Corp. in Jefferson County District Court on Aug. 29.

In his suit, Huntley says he was injured Feb. 29 while performing his duties as a production technician for Brine in Baytown when he injured his legs.

The suit gives no specifics on how Huntley was injured. Apparently, however, the train hit something because the suit faults Texas resident Harold Vaughn for negligently failing to apply the train's brakes in a timely manner.

The suit goes on to fault all of the in suit defendants for failing to operate the train safely, adequately train employees and restrict access to dangerous areas.

Huntley is suing for past and future mental anguish, lost earnings, impairment, disfigurement and medical expenses, plus all court costs.

He is represented by Provost Umphrey attorney Keith Hyde.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th Judicial District.

Case No. D182-328

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