Jury Orders Fluor To Pay $19M For Scalding Iraq Contractor

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT) -- Fluor Corp. was ordered Wednesday to pay $19 million in damages to an employee after a Texas jury found the company liable for a malfunctioning shower that scalded a contractor working in Iraq.

Fluor employee David Dawson suffered third-degree burns over 65 percent of his body while showering at Freedom Compound in Baghdad in November 2007, which Fluor operated under a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The jury found that the company was negligent in failing to properly maintain a safe temperature in...
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