Adhesive Services Co. has answered a suit filed by Eagan Chessar, who sued for injuries he received while operating a chipping gun.

As previously reported, the suit was filed Sept. 6 in Jefferson County District Court and also names Advantage Labor Source and ExxonMobil as defendants.

On Nov. 18 Adhesive Services filed its answer and special exceptions, asserting a general denial and requesting that the court make Chessar plead a maximum dollar amount.

"Defendant specially excepts because plaintiff has failed to plead the maximum amount claimed in this lawsuit," the answer states. "Defendant requests the court to require the plaintiff to amend his pleadings to give defendant notice of the specific maximum amount of damages plaintiff is seeking."

Court records show that on Oct. 8, 2010, Chessar was working for Advantage Labor at the ExxonMobil plant in Beaumont. He was tearing down a concrete foundation when an Adhesive Services employee took his chipping gun to replace a spring.

"When the gun was returned to plaintiff he began working again when his chipping gun broke," the suit states. "The entire bottom piece of the gun crushed plaintiff's hand and knocked him off the seat from which he was working, causing him to land on his back."

On top of punitive damages, the plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Houston attorney Orville Dunk represents him.

Houston attorney Emily Somervill represents Adhesive Services.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A190-854

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