ST. LOUIS — A son and daughter are suing several companies, citing alleged wrongful death.

Nathaniel Favignano and Nicole Favignano, as sole survivors of decedent Tonya Gonzales-Suarez, filed a complaint July 21 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Loy-Lange Box Co., Kickham Boiler & Engineering Inc., Arise Inc., et al, alleging they failed to maintain a semiclosed receiver (SCR) vessel in a safe and reasonable condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on April 3, Gonzales-Suarez was at Faultless Linen Co. when the SCR exploded. She suffered serious injuries and died April 6. The plaintiffs claim they suffered medical and funeral expenses and lost the love, service and support of Gonzales-Suarez. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly inspect, maintain, repair and test the subject SCR and associated boilers and equipment.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against each defendant for a reasonable amount in excess of $25,000, plus costs expended for this action and any further relief as the court deems just and equitable. They are represented by J. Brad Wilmoth of Page Law in Kirkwood.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10845

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