An injured employee is requesting documents from a workplace explosion to determine the cause for an impending suit.

Mario De Los Santos filed a petition for deposition July 15 in the Jefferson County District Court. 

According to the petition, on July 15, 2013, the petitioner was working for Gerdau Ameristeel when the company lost power, which resulted in an explosion and fire which caused injuries to De Los Santos.

The petition has been filed to obtain documents about the incident from Gerdau and witness Bill Carlon to verify if there is sufficient cause to file a suit.

De Los Santos is seeking an order granting authorization to take the deposition of the named person and to obtain copies of documents needed for the pending suit.

He is being represented by Beaumont attorneys Cody A. Dishon and Jane S. Leger of Provost Umphrey Law Firm L.P.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. D195-881


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Jefferson County District Court. 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 represents only one side of the story.

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