A Harris County resident is suing after sustaining injuries while unloading tank trucks filled with chemical product.

Eric Anderson, individually and as next friend of Jackson Anderson, a minor, filed a lawsuit Dec. 23 in the District Court of Jefferson County 172nd Judicial District against Service Transport Co., Sasol North America Inc., Nederland Tank Wash Inc. and Janice Staggs.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 11, 2012, Eric Anderson was seriously injured while working at Vopak Galena Park Facility when unloading tank trucks filled with chemical product. The complaint states the injury occurred when a washout cap blew off the top of a tank truck and struck Eric in the face.

Service Transport owned the truck, which was driven by Staggs and previously filled with chemical product at Sasol North America, according to the complaint.

Eric Anderson is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages, including for his son, Jackson, after suffering loss of consortium.

They are being represented in the case by attorneys Scott C. Krist and Alex W. Horton of The Krist Law Firm PC in League City.

District Court of Jefferson County Case No. E195-079

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the District Court of Jefferson County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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