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Worker Awarded $6.9Million for Injuries From Chemical Fire

This is a settlement for the Personal Injury lawsuit.

Harris County, TX: Carl Cotright has been awarded a $6.9 million settlement in his workplace injury lawsuit.

In 2007, then 39-year old Cotright was employed by K-Solv, a chemical storage and transportation company to work in its Houston yard. During the course of his work, a flashfire was started when fumes from a chemical called xylene, which was being loaded into a tanker trailer, caught fire.

Cotright jumped 12 feet from the top of the tanker to escape the fire, and consequently fractured both ankles when he landed. He sustained burns to more than 25 percent of his body, including third-degree burns to his lower legs and second-degree burns to his back and forearms.

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Published on Nov-29-10


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