HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A worker injured in a fire this week at a Harris County chemical plant is suing the company for more than $1 million in damages.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday is believed to be the first submitted on behalf of a worker injured in Tuesday’s deadly fire at the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby, about 25 miles northeast of Houston.READ MORE: Non-Profit Buys Cedar Crest Community Center, $8-Million Renovation Planned
Randy Villaloboz says in the suit he suffered severe injuries and mental anguish, and claims KMCO failed to properly train employees or maintain a safe work environment.
Villaloboz and another worker were injured in the fire. On April 3 officials identified the worker killed as James Earl Mangum.READ MORE: FDA Grants Pfizer Emergency Use For COVID-19 Vaccine For Children 12 To 15
Authorities have not released the cause of the blaze.
An email message sent to the company seeking a response was not immediately answered.MORE NEWS: 'It's Somebody's Pet', Bengal Tiger Seen Wandering Around Houston Neighborhood
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