Mark Trammell Dec. 4, 2015, 4:38pm


GALVESTON — A Louisiana man is suing the owner of an offshore drilling rig in Texas after being injured on the platform.

Darrel Charles filed suit on Aug. 12 against Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas. Charles was working as a technician on Anadarko's platform in the Lucius Structure off the Gulf of Mexico on Nov. 1, 2014 when malfunctioning equipment allegedly caused him to fall backwards onto scaffolding on the platform. 

He alleges that the incident was caused by gross negligence by Anadarko and its employees involved in maintaining the safety of the platform. As a result of this, he claims to have sustained permanent and severe injuries, which will likely continue to require further medical treatment and loss of funds.

Charles is seeking compensation for his injuries, and for mental and physical anguish suffered.

He is represented by Marcus R. Spagnoletti of Spagnoletti & Co. in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:15-cv-00217

Organizations in this Story

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
1201 Lake Robbins Dr
Spring, TX 77380

Spagnoletti & Co.
401 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002

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