The family of an 11-year-old boy who died in cold weather in Texas last week has filed a lawsuit against the state’s grid operator, the Texas Electric Reliability Commission (ERCOT) and the electric company Entergy, alleging gross negligence caused the accident. The death of the child.
Houston Local News Channel KHOU report Christian Pavon’s family filed a lawsuit and was represented by lawyer Tony Buzbee.
It is believed that Pavon died on Tuesday due to hypothermia after losing power at his family’s home. According to KHOU, his official cause of death has not yet been announced.
According to KHOU, according to the lawsuit filed by the Pavin family, the cause of death was hypothermia. His family is demanding more than $1
Entergy said in response to the lawsuit that the company “The loss of life in our community made him deeply saddened. As the lawsuit is pending, we cannot comment.”
“We have not reviewed these lawsuits. Once completed, we will respond accordingly. ERCOT said in its statement: “Our thoughts are related to all Texans who have suffered from the past week. “However, since approximately 46% of private power generators tripped offline on the past Monday morning, we believe our grid operators have made the right choice to avoid power outages across the state. “
When freezing temperatures swept across the state last week, dozens of Texans were killed and more than 4 million people lost power, many of them for several days. Electricity in most houses has been restored, but there are still thousands of people without electricity.
Both the state leaders and ERCOT have faced strong criticism about the blackout. The power infrastructure in Texas lacks the cold protection technology needed to cope with freezing temperatures. In addition, Texas is the only state with an independent power grid, which means it cannot turn to neighboring countries to alleviate power outages.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) called for an investigation of ERCOT.
President BidenJoe Biden (Joe Biden) has nearly 70 deaths in states with severe winters: The report confirms two more deaths related to severe winters in Louisiana. Lawyers filed lawsuits to overturn the 2020 election results designated by the judge. many Emergency supplies have been sent to the state, including 60 generators and thousands of blankets, meals and water. Biden also authorized the declaration of states of emergency in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma on Saturday.