HOUSTON – A Harris County man employed as a hazardous materials commercial truck driver alleges he was burned by chemicals while working.

Daniel Tjelmeland filed a complaint on Dec. 11, 2017, in the Harris County District Court against Air Liquide America LLP alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 15, 2015, he made a delivery at defendant's facility and walked over and through liquid puddles at the facility. He alleges the liquid splashed onto his work boots and clothing, which caused him to suffer chemical burns to his feet that required several surgeries.

The plaintiff holds Air Liquide America LLP responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to instruct drivers that dangerous puddles of chemicals were present and failed to maintain a safe premises.

The plaintiff seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million and such other general and special relief. He is represented by Scott P. Armstrong and Megan C. Savage of Armstrong Lee Savage LLP in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2017-81954




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