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Worker at Texas chemical plant damaged by fire files lawsuit

April 04, 2019 - 2:43 PM

HOUSTON - A worker injured in a fire this week at a Houston-area chemical plant is suing the company that owns the plant and is seeking more than $1 million in damages.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday is believed to be the first submitted on behalf of a worker injured in Tuesday's fire at the KMCO LLC chemical plant in Crosby.

Randy Villaloboz says in the suit he suffered severe injuries and mental anguish, and claims KMCO failed to properly train employees or maintain a safe work environment.

One worker was killed in the fire. KMCO said Thursday that two others are hospitalized in critical condition.

Authorities haven't released the cause .

KMCO said Thursday it's focused on caring for workers and protecting the environment and will address legal claims at the "proper" time and place.

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