Crane operator sued after dumping load on plaintiff's hand

David Yates Jul. 12, 2012, 9:34am


Liberty County resident Craig Fregia is suing Diamond "B" Services and one of its employee's, William Wall, a crane operator who allegedly dumped a load on Fregia's hand.

The suit was filed June 29 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Jan. 12 Fregia was working at a Valero well site in Jefferson County when Wall, while in the course and scope of his employment, dumped a load on his hand, severely injuring two fingers.

Fregia was working underneath the crane at the time of the incident and Wall allegedly negligently failed to control the machine and lowered the load beyond accepted safety levels.

Diamond is accused of negligently failing to train and supervise Wall.

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

He is represented by Daniel Horowitz III, attorney for the Houston law firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B192-633

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