A Louisiana man is suing over claims he was injured while working on an offshore platform.
McGill Parfait filed a lawsuit June 30 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Apache Corp., citing negligence.
According to the complaint, Parfait worked as a pipe fitter and welder for Performance Energy on Grand Isle 40G, an offshore production platform owned by Apache. He claims that on June 30, 2013, he was struck by a flange that had allegedly been left out by an Apache employee and was seriously injured.
Apache is accused of failing to provide a safe place to work, as the plaintiff's work should not have been assigned until the flange was removed to a safe position.
Parfait is seeking more than $75,000 in damages, lost earnings and medical expenses.
He is being represented in the case by attorney Marc Evan Kutner in Houston.
Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 3:14-cv-00213
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