BEAUMONT – A wrongful death lawsuit is now underway in Jefferson County.
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.
ExxonMobil settled, leaving B&G Crane as the primary defendant, according to a courthouse official.
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 original petition alleges that because of a deficient rescue plan, onsite medics were not able to reach Miguel within a reasonable time to render first aid.
The trial was originally set for Aug. 6 but was bumped up to Aug. 27.
The plaintiffs are represented by Houston attorneys Vuk Vujasinovic and Byron Alfred.
Judge Justin Sanderson, 60th District Court, is presiding over the case.
Case No. B-198493