EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - A lawsuit has been filed by an Effingham County soldier that was injured by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.
Winston Hencely was one of 17 people injured in an explosion in November of 2016 on Bagram Air Base.
According to the lawsuit, Hencely was injured when he kept a bomber from reaching the meeting point for a Veterans Day 5K run on base.
The lawsuit is filed in Greenville, SC against the Fluor Corporation and three subsidiary corporations. The lawsuit states that Greenville is Flour’s primary base of operations.
The lawsuit says the alleged suicide bomber, Ahmed Nayeb, was employed by Fluor. The lawsuit claims that Fluor knew that Nayeb had been a member of the Taliban. The lawsuit also claims that the vest bomb was built while on the job at Fluor’s facility using Fluor’s components and tools.
Fluor was a private military contractor for the Department of Defense, according to the lawsuit.
Hencely was 20 years old at the time of the attack.
Fluor released this statement when we asked for a comment on the lawsuit:
“We are aware of the complaint filed by Army Specialist Winston Hencely. Because of pending litigation, however, we will not be able to provide any additional information at this time.”
The lawsuit states Hencely seeks to recover special damages for the reasonable value of his past and future medical and rehabilitative treatment, past and future lost wages and income as well as his lost or diminished capacity to earn.