A fuel truck delivery driver severely burned in an explosion in August at a St. Augustine gas station has filed a lawsuit against the oil company who owned the storage tanks.
The explosion sent a ball of fire 75 feet into the air and the resulting fire took dozens of firefighters three hours to put out.
David Hunt Cowles, 61, received burns to his arms as he crawled away from the blast. Cowles spent weeks at the burn unit at Shands Medical Center in Gainesville, but is now out of the hospital.
No official cause has been given for the explosion, but Cowles' attorney says the fuel company is at fault.
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In a copy of the lawsuit obtained by Channel 4, Cowles claims Coomes Oil and Supply, "failed to meet and abide by the regulations, industry standards, guidelines and protocols."
The suit also claims as Cowles "reached for the shut off valves, the overflowing gasoline and spreading vapors caused a raging fire and then an enormous explosion."
No one else was hurt in the explosion.
Cowles is asking for a jury trial and damages in excess of $15,000.