Man who fell off ladder adds more attorneys to suit

David Yates Apr. 9, 2012, 8:28am

A Hardin County man who fell off a ladder after losing consciousness has added two Beaumont attorneys from separate law firms as counsel.

As previously reported, Corey Babineaux filed suit against Echo Maintenance and Alon USA on Nov. 23 in Jefferson County District Court, claiming fumes emanating from a heater caused him to fall and hurt his neck.

The suit was filed through Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas.

Court records show that on Feb. 14 Babineaux filed a notice of appearance of solo practitioner Jason Cansler and Brian Sutton of Sutton & Jacobs, deeming them as attorneys of record.

The suit alleges that on July 9 Babineaux, an Echo Maintenance employee at the time of the incident, was on a ladder working on a gas heater at Alon USA in Big Spring when hydrogen sulfide began leaking from the heater and caused him to lose consciousness and fall.

Babineaux claims he hit a scaffold on the way down, injuring his back and neck.

The maintenance worker alleges Alon USA negligently failed to inspect and maintain its premises.

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

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

Case No. E191-388

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