Family files suit against company following H2S exposure deaths

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The family of Jacob and Natalee Dean have filed suit against Aghorn Energy after the husband and wife were both killed due to H2S exposure at the company’s pump house.

“The primary concern of the family is to determine what caused the death of these young parents and safeguard the interests of their children,” states attorney Johnathan Silva. “

As you may recall, officials with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office say around 10:03 p.m. Saturday, deputies were called to a pump house in the 2200 block of west 49th.

While investigating, deputies learned Jacob Dean’s wife had called him after he did not make it home on time and decided to go check on him at the pump house, according to a release.

Natalee Dean then loaded up two children and drove to the pump house on 49th Street, ECSO officials say.

When she arrived, Natalee reportedly got out of the vehicle, walked up to the pump house and was overtaken by H2S gas.

Officials say the children remained in the car.

An employee with Aghorn Energy then contacted the ECSO to have deputies check the pump house as they had not heard from Jacob, the release reads. It was later learned that Jacob and Natalee had died from H2S gas exposure.

Officials with the ECSO say the children sustained only minor exposure to the gas and were taken to Medical Center Hospital for further treatment.

“Our goal is to get a temporary restraining order to preserve all the appropriate evidence and begin our independent investigation into this matter,” according to attorney John Zaid.

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