Facts & Allegations On Oct. 31, 2007, plaintiff Joshua Goodson, 30, was using a 73-ton inflatable air jack while repairing and fabricating boiler tubes in the superheater section of a boiler room at a Stryker Creek power plant owned by Luminant Generation Company LLC. The air jack exploded and injured him.
Goodson and his crew were employees of a boiler maintenance contractor. The work required Goodson to use an air jack to separate tube assemblies within the boilers so that he could crawl between them.
The manufacturer of the air jack was Molded Products Co. It was designed and sold by Air Jack Hydraulic.