JC wrongful death suit against ExxonMobil called up for trial

By David Yates | Jul 17, 2018

BEAUMONT – A lawsuit brought by the family of a worker who died while working at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont factory has been called up for trial next month.

Seeking more than $1 million in damages, Hector Barron, individually and representing the estate of Miguel Barron, filed suit against ExxonMobil, B&G Crane Service and AltairStrickland on May 17, 2016, in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on May 11, 2016, Miguel was killed at the Beaumont Exxon refinery during turnaround operations. Miguel and his brother Hector were employed by AltairStrickland performing work on an elevated platform when a heavy pipe fell from overhead.

The suit alleges that because of deficiencies in Exxon’s rescue plan, onsite medics were not able to reach Miguel within a reasonable time to render first aid.

B&G Crane Service and AltairStrickland are also named as defendants.

The trial is set for Aug. 6, according to a courthouse official.

The plaintiffs are represented by Houston attorneys Vuk Vujasinovic and Byron Alfred.

Judge Justin Sanderson, 60th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B-198493

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