Motiva non-suited from crane collapse suit

David Yates Nov. 30, 2011, 4:00am


Plaintiff Luis Guajardo recently filed a notice of non-suit in his complaint against Motiva Enterprises and Becon Construction

As previously reported, Guajardo filed the suit Sept. 14 in Jefferson County District Court for injuries he received when a crane collapsed at the refinery.

Court records show that he filed the notice of non-suit on Oct. 5, requesting that the defendants be dismissed without prejudice.

According to the lawsuit, on Jan. 4 Guajardo was working inside the Motiva refinery at Port Arthur when a crane lifting pipes fell backwards and collided with power lines.

The suit alleges the defendants negligently failed to provide him with a safe workplace and failed to make sure the crane was in working order.

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

Houston attorney Robert Ammons represented him.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, presided over the case.

Case No. E190-902

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