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Lawsuit filed against cement company after deadly Houston crane collapse during storm

An injured cement factory worker has filed a lawsuit against several companies for allowing the plant to continue operating after a crane collapsed during last week’s severe storm, injuring him and killing a co-worker. Ta.

The lawsuit was filed by Crosby Ware against Sesco Cement, AgriSystems, Lampson International, and McCrae Crane & Rigging Co., which shut down operations during the region’s anticipated storm storms. Both companies were accused of gross negligence for failing to do so.

“Despite actual knowledge of weather forecasts, real-time weather conditions, and the dangers associated with continuing crane and other construction operations, the defendants still “Business continued as usual,” the statement states, specifying what the defendants allegedly requested. He was “coming to the factory to deliver cement needed for an ongoing construction project.”

Ms Ware then claimed that strong winds caused a crane to fall onto the truck she was riding in, resulting in “catastrophic injuries” including “trauma to the head, neck and back”.

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According to local TV station KTRK, the person who died was employee Juan Francisco Hernandez, 72. (KRIV)

“The defendants’ failure to take steps to provide a safe working environment had devastating consequences for Mr. Ware and his family. Their gross negligence has forever changed their lives. What happened was despicable,” said Kevin Haynes, a partner at the organization. Kelkar Garcia LLP, the law firm representing Ware, said in a press release. “The reckless and careless actions of these companies took place during weather conditions that required them to immediately stop crane operations, but these companies did not believe that the storm was dangerous enough to temporarily halt their pursuit of profits. I decided that it was not.”

Haynes said his client “requires extensive recovery and treatment” and is seeking “maximum compensation.”

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Crane falls and damages industrial truck

The crane collapse occurred during a severe storm that hit Houston on May 16, 2024. (KRIV)

Juan Francisco Hernandez, 72, also died after being hit by a crane in the same storm, KRTK reported.

Images of the scene from the factory after the storm showed cables from the crane crashing into Weir’s cab.

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The defendants did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment, but Lampson International said: Local FOX26, “Our crane was under a bare lease agreement with the crane user, who had full management, management and control of the crane. At the time of the accident, we had no personnel on site and we He was not involved in the use of the crane and there is no evidence that there was anything wrong with it. ”

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