News on KBR Chemical Exposure Litigation

This site is not affiliated with nor sponsored by KBR or its affiliated companies

Home» News Coverage » Ultimate Memorial » Memorial company accused of poisoning soldiers with open burn pits

Memorial company accused of poisoning soldiers with open burn pits

memorial Memorial company accused of poisoning soldiers with open burn pits

by: Glenna Herald

A private company with an office in Memorial is being sued over claims it is poisoning soldiers stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq by disposing of human corpses, spent munitions, chemicals and more, in gigantic, open burn pits.

JustFiled Memorial company accused of poisoning soldiers with open burn pitsMatthew Guthery filed a lawsuit on Aug. 4 in the Harris County District Court against KBR, Inc., with an office in Memorial, Brown & Root Services, and KBR Technical Services, citing negligence, gross negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, intentional infliction of emotional distress, nuisance and battery.

Guthery says that KBR, a private company receiving no-bid contracts from the United States government to dispose of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan, failed to take necessary safety precautions when disposing of human corpses, medical supplies, spent munitions, chemicals, vehicles and more.

According to the brief, instead of removing the refuse safely, KBR chose to burn the unsorted waste in gigantic, open burn pits that produced flames hundreds of feet into the sky, injuring Guthery, and others, by exposing them to highly toxic smoke, ash and fumes emanating from the pits,.

The suit alleges that KBR’s managers downplayed the danger of these highly noxious emissions wafting from the burn pits in order to increase company profits.

Guthery is seeking actual, exemplary and punitive damages, as well as court costs. He is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Michael Doyle.

Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-46292.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

Short URL:

Posted by admin on Aug 8 2011. Filed under Ultimate Memorial. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Recently Commented

  • Reggie Faas: Rattling nice style and design and fantastic content material , nothing else we require : D.
  • Michael Hobson: As usual, corporations have worked with our supposed elected representatives/leaders (Dick Chaney,...
  • Burn Pit Voices: We are kindly asking you to be the voice for troops; we need your support to have our voice’s be...
  • David lyle: I was there from April 2003 to aug 2003. What are the symptoms now in 2012? Am I going to die? What...
  • Larry Roberta: alth_impact/other/Qarmat%20Ali %20FINAL%20Report%20Sept%2028. pdf Here...