Fire Safety to argue its motion to dismiss

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 15, 2005, 3:01am

Fire Safety Inc. will argue its motion to dismiss a case filed by a factory worker blames a defective fire extinguisher for his serious burns.

Richard Unangst claims a sensor did not work on Fire Safety's extinguisher while he was attempting to put out a fire that started in his work area at Olin on Jan. 10.

Unangst claims he was severely burned and has suffered permanent pain, mental anguish, disability, disfigurement, became liable for medical expenses, lost wages and has been permanently prevented from attending to his usual affairs and duties.

Unangst’s wife, Kim, claims she has been deprived of the love, companionship, consortium and support to which she is entitled from her husband.

The Unangsts are represented by Thomas Keefe and are seeking at least $450,000 in damages.

Fire Safety is represented by John McMullin of Brown and James in St. Louis.

Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian will hear the motion Nov. 23, at 10 a.m.

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