$4.5 Million Settlement for Man Burned While Working at Oil Refinery
A 23-year-old young man, who was employed as an inspector, was testing the thickness of pipes at a refinery when one of the pipes broke and sprayed him with 770° oil. The hot liquid coated his entire person, from his helmet to his boots. He sustained second- and third-degree burns on 22 percent of his body, including his face, hands, and feet. The protective clothing he wore prevented the rest of his body from being burned. Hospitalized for nearly a month, he underwent several surgeries, including skin grafts. He was represented by Corboy & Demetrio in the $4.5 million settlement.