Plaintiff seeks to inspect defendant's premises in injury suit

David Yates Mar. 26, 2012, 8:40am


Plaintiff Ralph "Wes" Jordan, who nearly had his hand severed while working at Allco's premises, recently filed a motion to compel inspection.

As previously reported, Jordan filed suit against Allco LLC on July 22 in Jefferson County District Court. Commercial & Institutional Mechanical CIM was later added as defendant.

Jordan filed his motion to inspect on Jan. 11, asserting Allco has not responded to letters and phone calls seeking to set a location and time to inspect the company's premises.

As of March 26, no ruling on the matter is on file, court records show.

The suit states that on April 11 Jordan was at Allco's Port Arthur premises to perform an estimate and bid.

A leaky air conditioner threatened to ruin construction at the premises and Jordan was asked to assist. As he attempted to stop the leak, a shard of glass fell on his arm, nearly severing his hand.

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 Gilbert T. Adams represents him.

CIM is represented by Karen Bennett, attorney for the Beaumont law firm Germer Gertz.

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

Case No. D190-564

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