Net injury causes shrimper to lose toes, sues LVS

David Yates May 10, 2012, 6:33am


While attempting to adjust a shrimping net, Hong To was injured and, as a result, had to have several toes amputated.

Alleging his employer negligently failed to supervise him, To filed suit against LVS Investments Group on May 7 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the petition, To was working aboard a vessel owned by LVS on April 8. He was "attempting to correct the shrimp net" when the injury occurred.

"As a result of defendant's negligence, plaintiff had toes amputated and also seriously injured his neck and back," the suit states.

The suit further alleges LVS negligently failed to provide reasonably safe equipment, failed to maintain the vessel and operate the vessel with a reasonable crew.

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

Houston attorney Joseph Terry of Terry & Thweatt represents him.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A192-418

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