Couple claims substance from cooler tower at Houston airport caused them injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 11, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County couple alleges they were injured when they were exposed to a chemical substance at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Jacqueline Cooper and Larry Cooper filed a complaint on May 14 in the Harris County District Court against Comfort Systems USA Inc. and Comfort Systems USA (South Central) alleging negligence.

The suit states Jacqueline Cooper was employed by G 2 Secure on May 24, 2017, as a contractor vendor for United Airlines at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Jacqueline Cooper alleges she noticed a substance falling from the air that engulfed her vehicle and covered her body. She alleges she notified her superiors and contacted her spouse. 

Larry Cooper alleges he came onto the campus in order to retrieve his wife's vehicle and investigate the situation, but was also subjected to the substance falling on him. They allege the substance was yellow in color and corrosive in nature and was coming from the cooler tower. 

The plaintiffs allege a few days later, they experienced an onset of various injuries.

The plaintiffs allege they gave their notice of the incident to the defendant via mail on May 31, 2017, but did not receive a reply. The plaintiffs allege they gave a second and third notice, but the defendant failed to communicate with the plaintiffs.

The suit states the defendant was allegedly negligent in operating the cooler tower outside of the control range and failed to exercise reasonable care to operate and maintain the cooler tower and HVAC system within control range.

The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory damages, costs of the suit, interest, other relief deemed fit and a trial by jury. They are representing themselves.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-33321

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