Man injured by cherry picker sues employer

Kelly Holleran Jul. 9, 2009, 2:36am

A Jefferson County man has filed suit against his former employer, saying he was severely injured after a cherry picker pinned him to a pole.

Todd Wilson says he was working for Hydraulic and Air Repair Inc. on Aug. 27 when his co-worker ran the cherry picker into him, pinning him to a pole.

Because of the incident, Wilson incurred medical expenses, experienced physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and disfigurement and lost wages, according to the complaint filed July 6 in Jefferson County District Court.

Hydraulic negligently failed to provide proper warnings of a hazardous condition, failed to warn Wilson of the dangerous condition, created the dangerous condition, failed to repair and maintain the equipment and failed to correct the dangerous condition, the complaint says.

Wilson is seeking damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limit of Jefferson County District Court, plus general and special damages. He is also asking for costs, disbursements, pre-judgment interest and other relief to which he may be entitled.

Clint Brasher and Joe Muckleroy of Beaumont will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E184-448.

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