Lawsuit Filed Against Halliburton & KBR
A civil lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, Calif., claiming that Halliburton and its subsidiary KBR for the wrongful death of a civilian contract worker in Iraq for wrongful death and fraud. The wrongful death lawsuit filed against Halliburton stems from a truck convoy ambush when the contract civilian convoy drivers were delivering fuel to the Baghdad International Airport.
Convoy Truck Driver Killed in Ambush
In the legal complaint filed against Halliburton / KBR it is alleged that Halliburton / KBR deployed its civilian truck drivers into a hostile active war zone despite knowledge from intelligence sources that there existed a substantial certainty the civilian drivers, moving in U.S. military vehicles, would be ambushed by Iraqi insurgents and killed or seriously injured. The lawsuit further alleges that Halliburton /KBR intentionally sent the convoy as an enemy 'decoy' in the U.S. military camouflage vehicles, to ensure the safe arrival and delivery of a second H-KBR fuel convoy.
Halliburton / KBR Employees Put In Harms Ways
The law firm said that before they were sent to Iraq, Halliburton “assured the civilian drivers that they would not be driving 'military-type' vehicles to transport goods because of the insurgency.The lawsuit alleges that prior to being put in harms way, the workers were told that they would be “placed in '100 percent safe' working conditions and engaged in peaceful rebuilding missions.”
Thirty Four Civilain Contract Workers Killed
“The civil action against Halliburton and KBR alleges, and will seek to demonstrate, that Halliburton fraudulently misrepresented the employees' working conditions in Iraq and that in fact, Halliburton's civilian employee deaths in Iraq were far greater than reported.” Through 2005 it is reported that Halliburton and its subcontractors have lost 34 personnel while performing services under our contracts in the Kuwait-Iraq region.
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