Woman claims light fixture hit her while in restroom

David Yates Apr. 20, 2011, 6:37am

While washing her hands at a KT Foods Real Estate restroom, a light fixture and part of the celling fell on Elisa Maldonado, causing her injury.

The Port Arthur local filed suit against KT Foods on April 15, alleging the company failed to inspect its premises for latent defects.

According to her petition, on April 21, 2010, Maldonado, a KT Foods employee at the time of the incident, was "in the restroom washing her hands when the lighting fixture and part of the celling fell on her."

The suit alleges KT Foods should have known of the danger and failed to provide a safe workplace for employees.

The plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Tom Oxford of Waldman Small wood represents her.

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

Case No. E189-795

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