John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Feb. 25, 2013, 1:15pm

GALVESTON - Harris County resident Antonio Guzman Manzano is suing Hi-Tech Concrete Pumping Services in response to injuries he allegedly sustained last month, recent court documents say.

A lawsuit filed Feb. 21 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 1 states a part of a piece of equipment belonging to the defendant and operated by one of its employees "violently struck" Manzano while he was working on Jan. 28.

The plaintiff insists he did nothing to bring forth the incident in question with the respondent's cement truck, accusing the business of negligence.

According to the suit, the defendant was negligent for entrusting a company-owned vehicle to an individual who was "reckless, incompetent or unlicensed."

"The defendant Hi-Tech knew or should have known that the position required proficiency in operating the cement truck and the delivery of the cement," the original petition says.

"The defendant failed to provide the proper training and instruction to the operator which would have provided him with the proper skills and knowledge to avoid the incident which forms the basis of this lawsuit."

Consequently, Manzano seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorney Vuk S. Vujasinovic with Vujasinovic & Beckcom PLLC in Houston is representing the plaintiff, and Galveston County Court at Law No. 1 Judge John Grady is presiding over the case.

Cause No. 69,342

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