Safety arm bonks man on head while making delivery, ExxonMobil sued

By David Yates | Nov 4, 2013

Area resident Mark DeJohn is suing ExxonMobil for injuries he received after a safety arm slammed down on his head while making a delivery.

The suit was filed Oct. 28 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 12 DeJohn was working for B&B Ice and making a delivery to ExxonMobil’s Beaumont premises.

“Plaintiff exited his truck at the guard shack for clearance,” the suit states.

“After clearance to enter I started to walk back to my truck and as I was walking the safety arm slammed down on my head.”

The suit accuses ExxonMobil of negligently failing to maintain the premises in a safe condition and failing to warn of and correct the dangerous condition.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages.

Attorney Matthew Matheny of the Provost Umphrey Law Firm represents him.

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

Case No. A194-930

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