Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of three individuals who were injured during the deadly Iranian missile attacks on an Iraqi base on January 8, 2020. At the time of the attack, all three individuals were performing work at the base for Service Employees International, Inc. The lawsuit seeks to hold the parent company, Houston-based KBR, Inc., responsible for the failure to evacuate these workers despite threats of retaliation levied by Iran following the death of General Qassem Soleimani.
The lawsuit alleges:
KBR had the authority to supervise and evacuate the Service Employees International, Inc. employees. Unfortunately, KBR decided to ignore the unambiguous threats of retaliation levied by Iran following the death of General Qassem Soleimani. Placing profits over the safety of these individuals and contractors, KBR failed to evacuate them. At the same time KBR was focusing on profits, numerous other companies heeded the warnings issued by the United States Government and evacuated workers prior to their sustaining harm.
Any time American workers are performing work overseas, safety considerations must be paramount. Safe companies have policies and procedures in place to ensure that if the safety of their workers, employees, or contractors cannot be guaranteed, then they will be immediately evacuated from the dangerous environment. This is what the custom and practice of the industry requires. All reasonable and appropriate efforts to provide a safe working environment for their workers must be taken.
The attorneys of Spagnoletti Law Firm have extensive experience representing those who have been injured or lost loved ones as a result of the negligence of others, including arising out of terrorist attacks made on American workers overseas. Our lawyers previously handled numerous injury and wrongful death cases arising out of the deadly terror attack on the In Amenas gas plant located in Algeria. The In Amenas attack and siege began on January 16, 2013, when Al-Qaeda linked terrorists raided the facility and took expats hostage. At least 39 foreign hostages ultimately lost their lives during that attack.
The experienced lawyers at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you were injured while working overseas as a result of a terror attack. There are strict and short time limits on making claims, so please contact us online or call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.