HOUSTON – An Oklahoma resident alleges he suffered burns to 40 percent of his upper body after an explosion at a saltwater disposal facility.
Colby Bigbey filed a complaint on Aug. 22 in the Harris County District Court against Baker Hughes alleging negligence and premises liability.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 18, he was injured due to a massive explosion at a saltwater disposal facility owned, maintained or controlled by the defendant. He alleges he suffered severe physical injuries, including burns of over 40 percent of his upper body, as a result.
The plaintiff holds Baker Hughes responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to ensure that work was properly performed in compliance with customs practices and applicable safety standards and failed to maintain a safe work area.
The plaintiff seeks actual, compensatory and consequential damages, plus interest, costs and all other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Nicholas A. Morrow, John D. Sheppard and Daniel E. Sheppard of Morrow & Sheppard LLP in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-56622