Repairman sues hospital for $1 million over hornet attack, fall

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on November 23, 2012 at 2:24 PM

KINGWOOD, Texas – A Houston-based air conditioning technician is suing a Kingwood medical facility for $1 million after he said he was attacked by hornets, which then caused him to fall through a skylight.

Amador Gonzales, Jr., 38, filed a petition in the 61st District Court saying the incident occurred on Oct. 20.

Gonzales said he was working for Tek Plan Solutions and was called to make repairs to a hospital’s air condition units, located on the top of the building.

After he removed a panel from one of the units, the repairman was stung by several hornets, alleged court documents. Gonzales then fell 30 feet from the roof through the building’s plexiglass skylight.

The worker’s lawsuit stated he sustained severe, life-threatening injuries.

The lawsuit claims Kingwood Medical Center was negligent “in failing to provide and maintain a safe place for [Gonzalez] and invitees; creating the unreasonably dangerous conditions or allowing them to be created; [and] in failing to adequately warn” workers of these conditions.

The property’s owners filed a response, denying responsibility for his injuries.

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