Houston, Texas (May 16, 2023) — Partner Mo Aziz, attorneys Karl Long and Jessie Ormand of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner along with attorney Hilda Sibrian of The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C., have filed a petition on behalf of Eduardo Olivo, a worker hospitalized after suffering second and third-degree burns during the May 15th Marathon Texas City Refinery fire.

According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’sinitial investigation, the fire erupted in the Refinery’s Ultraformer Unit #3 at approximately 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning and lasted for four hours. According to initial reports, the fire started when a splitter pump developed a leak and caught fire. The fire consisted of multiple industrial and toxic chemicals. The Unit was then depressured to flare until stable several hours later.

As a result of the fire, Eduardo Olivo was transported via ambulance to UTMB Galveston Burn Unit for second and third-degree burns to his hands, wrists, arms, face, neck, and ears. He also continues to suffer from chest pain, blurry vision, and headaches due to the exposure.

“These last few weeks we have seen several plant fires in the Texas Gulf coast region. These workers are being severely injured, and their lives changed forever. Today’s filing is the first step in the investigation process.” said attorney Mo Aziz.

Abraham Watkins partner Mo Aziz will be available during a press conference on Tuesday, May 16th at 2:00 p.m. to answer questions regarding the lawsuit. The press conference is open to all media and will be held at the Abraham Watkins law office located at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002. For questions regarding the upcoming press conference, please call the firm at (713) 222-7211.

For questions regarding the lawsuit or interview requests, please contact Geoffrey Adkinson at [email protected] or 713-222-7211.

About Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner

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