On December 1, 2017, Yesenia Espinoza, a contract worker for Echo Maintenance was killed at the Beaumont Exxon Mobil refinery after she was struck by a piece of piping. Ms. Espinoza was working a project to build a SCANfinig unit, which removes sulfur from gasoline to comply ultra-low sulfur gasoline standards, the sources said. SCAN stands for Selective Cat Naphtha hydrofining.
Her parents filed a lawsuit on her behalf. In the suit, filed in Jefferson County on Monday, Houston attorney Mynor “Eddie” Rodriguez alleges that Exxon Mobil, Bechtel and Echo Maintenance were negligent and caused Espinoza’s wrongful death. The petition alleges that the piping that hit Espinoza was “improperly rigged and handled” by the companies.
Exxon Mobil and Bechtel are accused of “failing to observe job site safety” and “failing to properly follow proper safety monitoring and control practices.” Allegations against Echo Maintenance include “instructing workers to perform activities at a location known to be unsafe.” Espinoza’s parents seek compensation for medical care, burial and funeral expenses and damages totaling more than $1 million for the companies’ alleged negligence.
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