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Worker Injured By Air Hose At Plant


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11/17/2008
Brent Adams
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A man from Galveston County, Texas has filed a personal injury suit against two Delaware corporations and their Texas subsidiary alleging that their negligence was responsible for the injuries he sustained in an incident involving an air hose snaring and striking him during the course of his employment at a petroleum facility, according to court documents.

The suit filed by Robert Goswick in the Galveston County District Court on October 3 alleges negligence on the part of H B Zachry Co., H B Zachry Co. (Texas), and Zachry Industrial Inc. that was demonstrated toward him during his shift at the Texas City BP refinery on October 10, 2006.

The plant was also the site of March 23, 2005 explosions that resulted in the deaths of 15 people and personal injuries of more than 170.

Goswick claims that as he was cleaning unloader valves at the premises’ northeast end, the air hose he was using struck him. After struggling briefly, he was able to pin it to the ground with his right foot. However, it continued to bother him, causing injuries.

Due to being continually struck by the hose, Goswick sustained injuries from the back of his right elbow to the top of his right shoulder. He seeks damages for physical pain, mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, lost earnings and lost earning capacity.



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