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Security guard sues ExxonMobil after tripping on ‘defective’ carpet

By David Yates | May 16, 2019

BEAUMONT – A security guard is suing ExxonMobil alleging she tripped on “defective” carpet.

Karen Angus, a Beaumont resident, filed her suit May 2 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to her lawsuit, Angus, an Allied Universal employee, was working at Exxon’s Beaumont refinery on April 13. While inside the guard shack, the carpet caused her to fall backwards, injuring her spine.

Angus alleges various complaints had been made to Exxon about the condition of the carpeting in the shack but it was never replaced, as the shack was scheduled to be demolished.   

The suit accuses Exxon of failing to provide a safe workplace and correct a dangerous condition.

Angus is suing for her past and future medical expenses and lost wages.

Tommy Yeates, a Moore Landrey attorney, represents her.

Judge Baylor Wortham, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D-203765

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