John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Nov. 13, 2013, 1:32pm

GALVESTON - Claiming he was injured while unloading cubicles in Galveston last year, Harris County resident Jorge Cavazos Lopez has filed a lawsuit.

In court documents filed Nov. 8 in Galveston County District Court, Lopez blames the alleged incident on his employer, JG Installations, and its proprietor Jose Gomez.

Facility Interiors Inc. is also a defendant in the case.

Lopez and an employee of Facility, identified as Luciano, were performing the task on May 15, 2012.

Luciano was up in the vehicle while the plaintiff was on the ground.

The original petition shows that Luciano was in the process of lowering an overloaded rolling cart down a lift gate when the piece of equipment "toppled over on top" of the claimant and "severely" injured him.

It blames JG Installations and Facility for:

  • Failing to properly train its employee on loading and unloading procedures; and

  • Failing to provide its employee proper instrumentalities in order to properly load and unload.

Consequently, Lopez seeks unspecified monetary damages.

He is represented by attorney Nathan A. Hardee of The Hardee Law Firm in League City.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor.

Case No. 13-CV-1422

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