Worker sues after stepping through scaffold

David Yates Jan. 12, 2012, 9:48am

Beaumont resident Patrick Tyler is suing Atlantic Scaffolding and several other companies for injuries he allegedly received when his leg went through a scaffold.

Tyler's suit, filed Jan. 12 in Jefferson County District Court, also names Brand Energy Solutions, Brand Scaffold Services and Brock Enterprises as defendants.

According to the lawsuit, on June 4, 2010, Tyler, an Industrial Process Insulation employee, was working at a Port Arthur plant when his leg fell through a portion of an above ground scaffold surface, causing him serious personal injuries.

In his suit, Tyler alleges the surface of the scaffold was not properly secured and that the defendants negligently failed to erect and maintain the scaffold.

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

Beaumont attorney Tommy Yeates of the Moore Landrey law firm represents him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D191-643

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