Valero Oil And JV Industrial Shows To Be Negligent In Protecting Workers
Richard Cuevas and Luis Santos were the two workers that filed the suit in San Antonio.
On March 6th, there was an explosion that directly effected five workers, all working for subcontractor JV Industrial of Pasadena, TX.
The lawsuit claims severe negligence, such as failure to ensure there were no hazardous or flammable gasses in a flare line, failure to provide timely firefighting assistance, and failure to provide automatic firefighting equipment in place.
This is the third explosion in less than two years. Why is it taking so long to fix safety measures?
Richard Cuevas had two brothers who were working next to him during the explosion, Nicolas Cuevas died and Daniel Cuevas is still in a Memphis hospital with over 70% of his body burnt.
Guadalupe Torres was another worker who remains hospitalized and is currently not part of the lawsuit.
A Valero spokesman declined to comment on the accident and the cause of the fire has not been determined.
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