Cook at Salvadoran restaurant claims exploding aerosol can caused her to sustain second degree burns

By John Suayan | Nov 9, 2018

HOUSTON – A cook at a Salvadoran restaurant is suing the eatery in response to an alleged explosion in its kitchen earlier this year that injured her, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Norma Martinez’s lawsuit against Fatima Romero, doing business Elsy’s Restaurant, explains that an aerosol container of cooking spray and caught fire as the plaintiff was preparing and cooking meals last May 5.

Martinez purportedly suffered “second degree burns to her arms and legs bilaterally.”

According to the original petition, Martinez’s co-workers called 911, but the defendant refused to allow her to be taken to the hospital “because it would cost too much money for the ambulance bill.”

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by the law firm Moore & Associates in Houston.

Harris County District Court Case No. 2018-80860

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