Captain faints and hits head, sues C.B.H. for not supervising

David Yates Jun. 17, 2011, 4:36am

A former captain for C.B.H. Services has filed a Jones Act suit against the company, alleging it should have supervised him as he fainted, fell and hit his head.

Plaintiff Christopher Burnette filed the suit June 15 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on June 13, 2010, Burnette was employed as a captain for the defendant and serving aboard a ship when "he fainted and fell, hitting his head, back and neck."

In his suit, Burnette alleges C.B.H. Services negligently failed to supervise its crew, train employees and provide him with the proper safety equipment.

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

Jason Itkin of the Houston law firm Arnold & Itkin represents him.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B190-272

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