Construction worker claims Haleco failed to warn of dangers of carrying beam

David Yates Mar. 11, 2013, 12:05pm

Claiming he should have been warned of the dangers of carrying a beam, Abelardo Espinoza has filed suit against Haleco Enterprises. 

The suit was filed March 4 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on June 10, 2011, Espinzoa was in the course and scope of his employment with Haleco working at a home construction site in Lumberton.

“Mr. Espinoza was injured while carrying a beam as instructed and ordered by defendant,” the suit states.

The suit accuses the defendant of negligently failing to provide a safe workplace, correct a dangerous condition, select competent employees and warn of any dangers.

The defendant was a nonsubscriber to the Texas Worker’s Compensation Act at the time of the incident.

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

Houston attorney Timothy Hightower of the law firm Hightower, Russo & Capellan represents him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D194-116

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