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Car dealership mechanic alleges negligence caused his burns


By Carrie Bradon | Oct 14, 2019


HOUSTON — A car dealership mechanic is suing his employer, alleging he was burned due to negligence and not provided the assistance he deserved.

Alberto Vasquez Cavaa filed a complaint Sept. 6 in Harris County District Court against El Silverado Inc., doing business as Munoz Auto Sales, alleging negligence

According to the complaint, Cavaa was employed by Munoz Auto on Feb. 10, 2018 at 89-2 Airline Drive, Houston. The suit states he was injured when an explosion resulted in severe burns to his body. 

Cavaa says the defendant had failed to provide him with safety equipment or procedures should such an emergency occur. The defendant also allegedly failed to call emergency services for the plaintiff. 

The lawsuit states Munoz Auto pressured Cavaa to return to work shortly after the incident, and when the plaintiff did return to work he was allowed to go home in order to change his bandages only when they were saturated with blood.

Cavaa seeks monetary relief between $200,000 and $ 1 million, trial by jury, attorney fees, interest, court costs and all just relief. He is represented by attonrey Nicole Henning of The Henning Firm in San Antonio.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-63898

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