Firm attorneys Benny Agosto, Jr. and Kelly Woods have reached a confidential settlement against Church's Chicken regarding an incident that occurred on August 1, 2016. On this particular day, two of Mr. Agosto's clients were working at a Church's Chicken when the kitchen floor collapsed into the crawl space beneath, causing the industrial deep fryers of hot grease to fall on top of them.
Just a few days after Christmas, when the Christmas spirit was still in the air, Northwest Houston suffered a tragedy. On December 29, 2016, a granite slab fell and crushed a worker killing him instantly. This shocking loss occurred at Vivaldi Stone in Northwest Houston inside Beltway 8. Vivaldi Stone has thirteen locations across Texas and New Mexico.
The kitchen floor of a Livingston, Texas Church's Chicken restaurant collapsed, causing the industrial fryer full of boiling grease to fall on top of three young women working there. Each of the women sustained severe burns and all were life-flighted to a Houston hospital and remain in critical condition. Benny Agosto, Jr. represents two of the injured women.
Grease guns are a commonly used tool to deliver grease to moving parts in various industries. Unfortunately, the high-powered nature of the guns results in occasional injections into the body. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of grease gun injuries end in amputation of an entire limb if the victim does not seek immediate treatment.
David Lee White and Lomax Phillips were working on an overpass when the wagon lift they were in collapsed. The men fell 90 feet to their death. Mr. Phillips' wife and two children filed suit against Mr. Phillips' employer, which is the contractor hired by the state for the construction project. The manufacturer of the wagon lift was also named in the suit.