Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Helf v. Chevron (Workplace Injury)
Chevron USA employee Jenna Helf sued Chevron for injuries she sustained while working at the company’s refinery near Salt Lake City, Utah. She alleges that her supervisors directed her to initiate a chemical process for neutralizing toxic sludge that they knew would cause her injury. The Utah Labor Commission cited Chevron for these events and ordered Chevron to pay her medical bills. Helf filed a lawsuit in state court seeking additional damages for her injuries, accusing Chevron of willful misconduct, intentional nonfeasance, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The court dismissed her lawsuit, but in February 2009, the Utah Supreme Court reversed and remanded it back to the lower court.
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