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Canada Aquilini companies deny negligence in suit over deaths of 2 children at their U.S. vineyard

17:15  23 october  2019
17:15  23 october  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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In July, the parents of two children who died after a fire on property owned by the Aquilini family's Red Mountain Vineyard, located in southeast Washington State, sued several Aquilini companies, and family patriarch Luigi Aquilini, for negligence.

The fire occurred in July 2017 at a mobile home where the family was living on the vineyard. The suit alleged improper electrical work caused the fire, and there were no smoke detectors.

In a legal answer filed in King County Superior Court Oct 16, the Aquilini companies deny all the allegations of negligence against them.

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Lawsuit alleges children died from injuries suffered in a fire on Luigi Aquilini ' s U . S . property. Sergio and Erika Hernandez say they worked at Aquilini Red Mountain Vineyards and, as part of their compensation, they were provided with a nearby mobile home in Benton City, Wash., which is about

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In addition, the Aquilini companies allege "some or all" of the Hernandez family's injuries and damages were at least partly caused by the negligence of the father, Sergio Hernandez.

Sergio and Erika Hernandez, had two children, Patty and Alex, then ages seven and 10, who separately died in hospital of massive burns after the fire. The vineyard is located about 80 kilometres north of the Oregon border.

Two children died after a fire in July 2017 at this mobile home located at the Aquilini family's Red Mountain Vineyard, near Benton City in southeastern Washington State.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Two children died after a fire in July 2017 at this mobile home located at the Aquilini family's Red Mountain Vineyard, near Benton City in southeastern Washington State.

The parents claimed in their suit that Patty and Alex endured "horrific suffering" before their deaths.  Patty died almost three weeks after the fire; Alex survived six months and then he too died, said their suit.

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Vineyard Children ’ s Center provides a nurturing, educational environment. Through play in a well arranged and regularly enriched environment, children learn about themselves and their capabilities and develop their cognitive, social and emotional capacities.

Child neglect is a form of abuse in which the caregiver fails to provide for the child in some way that could result in physical, emotional, psychological, or even educational harm. For example, it would be neglect for a parent to leave her young children at home without food for an extended period of time.

The parents allege Sergio was badly burned in the fire, trying to rescue his children, and has not been able to work since.

The Aquilini companies argue in their defence that any damages suffered by the Hernadez family were caused by others not included in the lawsuit.

The companies also deny liability on the basis that the Hernandez family were "trespassers" living in the mobile home.

The parents in their suit claimed they were workers at the Aquilini's Red Mountain Vineyard, and that the mobile home was supplied to them as part of their compensation for working at the vineyard.

Luigi Aquilini has not yet filed a statement of defence.

None of the allegations have not been proven in court.

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