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Bush Intercontinental Airport visitor alleges negligence from fire injuries


By Carrie Bradon | Sep 11, 2019

HOUSTON — A visitor to George Bush International Airport is suing the airport system, alleging he was injured when a fire broke out at the airpot and he had no safe evacuation route.

Kebret Mohammed filed a complaint Aug. 22 in Harris County District Court against the city of Houston, Houston Airport System and George Bush Intercontinental Airport, alleging negligence and premises liability.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 24, 2017, Mohammed was in the bathroom at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The suit alleges a fire broke out in the lunchroom and quickly spread down a wooden walkway to the bathrooms where the plaintiff was. 

Mohammad says did not know that there was a fire but when he opened the door to the bathroom, he was confronted by large flames and he had to jump over a rail from a walkway to protect himself. While jumping to save himself, the suit alleges Mohammad fell 7 to 10 feet and suffered physical injuries.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants provided no safe way to exit the bathroom.

Mohammed seeks between $100,000 to $200,000, attorney fees, court costs, interest and all other equitable relief. He is represented by attorneys Mark O. MIdani and Bridgit Ann White, Tara Afrakhteh Milliff and Brandyn M. Butler of The Midani Law Firm in Houston

Harris County District Court case number 2019-58592

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