Agreed take-nothing judgment entered in suit brought by flash-burned plaintiff

By David Yates | Feb 11, 2013

In October 2010, Mark Feltman, an electrician, sued ExxonMobil, claiming the oil company negligently allowed a flash fire to consume the area where he was working.

Court records show that an agreed take-nothing judgment was entered in the case on Oct. 22, dismissing ExxonMobil with prejudice. 

On Sept. 13 Felman filed a motion to enforce settlement agreement, stating that G&E Electric Power Consultants, another party in the suit, has failed to fund its portion of the settlement.

Previously on April 10, Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, had ordered the parties into mediation, court papers say.

According to the motion, the parties reached a settlement on May 22.

Feltman filed his suit Oct. 25, 2010, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on Aug. 12, 2010, Feltman was working as an electrician at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont refinery when he was severely burned by a flash fire. He was flown to John Sealy Hospital for treatment.

The suit does not state how the fire started but does accuses ExxonMobil of negligently failing to provide Feltman with a safe place to work and of failing to inspect and maintain its premises.

Feltman was suing for past and future mental anguish, pain, medical expenses and lost wages.

Provost Umphrey attorney Darren Brown is representing Feltman.

Case No. A188-677

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