Our firm has proven several times over that no large company is above the law—and they are certainly not above ensuring the safety of their employees. Our newest case is for an employee who was working at the Baytown Coker Unit for ExxonMobil Corporation and J.V. Industrial Companies, Inc. Our client was working a dangerous rigging project when a 400-pound beam dropped on his head, causing him serious injury.
The site’s unsafe practices that caused this event include:
- No proper work order
- No pre-job safety analysis
- No response to safety hazard complaints
Perhaps most egregiously, the defendants requested our client to perform the rigging job despite the fact that he is not a certified rigger. As a result, the rigging failed and caused severe harm to our client.
We look forward to holding both ExxonMobil and J.V. Industrial Companies accountable for unsafe practices, making them liable for our client’s medical costs, lost wages, and more. Our firm has always found corporate disregard for worker's health and well-being to be unacceptable, and we hope the result of this case makes employers think twice before cutting vital corners on their next project.