Spring Valley company blamed for fatal electrocution
A Spring Valley air conditioner installation company is being sued after its employee was found dead at a Cy-Fair-area worksite.
Blanca Flores, on behalf of her deceased husband Miguel Flores, filed a lawsuit on July 28 in Harris County District Court against Spring Valley’s Hallmark Cook Plumbing Heating, citing gross negligence.
Flores says that on July 15, 2010, Hallmark sent her husband, Miguel Flores, to service the air-conditioning system of an empty building, located at 12237 FM 529 Road in Cy-Fair. According to the brief, Hallmark failed to provide Flores an assistant, even though it was an extremely hot day, and to warn him of the live and exposed electrical lines in the attic space where he would be working alone.
Flores's body was found at the worksite later that day.
The suits alleges that his body was discovered next to high-voltage beams, leading EMS workers to report the causes of death as cardiac arrest and electrocution, but the Houston County Institute of Forensic Sciences has ruled the cause undetermined.
Flores is seeking damages and court costs. She is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Joseph Corteguera.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-44648.
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