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Gate security guard struck by truck, sues Total Petro for lack of speed bumps


By David Yates | Aug 6, 2019


BEAUMONT – A lack of speed bumps and other safety precautions was the reason Iesha Guilliame, a security guard, was struck by a dump truck at Total Petrochemicals, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

Alleging the company was grossly negligent and acted with malice, Guilliame filed her suit against Total on July 22 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to her petition, on July 12 Guilliame was working as a security guard at Total’s Port Arthur refinery guarding an entrance for commercial trucks when “suddenly and without warning” a dump truck hit her.

“Defendant Total had actual knowledge that its heavy haul entrance was not controlled by speed safety devices, such as stop signs, speed bumps, or protective safety arms in the same manner of the other commercial vehicle entrances at the plant,” the suit states. “Defendant Total failed to warn Ms. Guilliame about this dangerous condition and, as a result, she suffered debilitating injuries to her left arm and back.”

Guilliame is suing for her past and future medical expenses, mental anguish and impairment.

Byron Alfred of AB Attorneys represents her.

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

Case No. D-204161

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