Man trips over steel beam, sues Gulf Coast Machine

David Yates Jul. 18, 2012, 3:38am

Alleging Gulf Coast Machine and Supply negligently failed to warn him of the steel beam in his path, Selwin Douglas has filed a trip-and-fall lawsuit against the company.

The suit was filed July 10 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on March 11, 2011, Douglas was working at Gulf Coast Machine's Jefferson County premises as a contract employee when he tripped and fell over a steel beam.

In his suit, Douglas alleges Gulf Coast Machine negligently left the beam in a walkway and failed to warn him of its presence.

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

He is represented by Curtis Leister, attorney for the Beaumont law firm Reaud, Morgan & Quinn.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B192-665

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