Another class-action lawsuit has been filed against the company whose fuel tanker truck overturned in Lemon Creek, spilling more than 30,000 litres of jet fuel and prompting thousands of evacuations two years ago.
Slocan Park resident James Ross has launched a class action, naming Executive Fight Centre Fuel Services, TransWest Helicopters, driver Danny LaSante and the provincial government in the suit.
The company was hired by the province to supply fuel to helicopters battling a wildfire in the Slocan Valley, before the driver lost control and dumped his load into the creek- prompting the health authority to evacuate nearby homes.
Ross alleges the fuel exposure burned his eyes, throat and nose, and he had difficulty breathing, as well as a headache.
He wants the class action certified to include his neighbours who also allegedly suffered personal injury.
None of those allegations have been proven in court.