Robbie Hargett Oct. 8, 2015, 12:54pm


A League City couple is suing Kroger, alleging negligence for injuries the husband sustained while working at the chain's League City grocery.

Michael Ross Hudson and Diana Hudson filed a lawsuit June 29 in Galveston County District Court against Kroger Texas and store manager Mark Joseph Sabatier, alleging negligence.

On March 26, the complaint states, while Michael Hudson was working at a Kroger grocery store at 200 S. Gulf Freeway, League City, he was standing behind a forklift operated by another employee, when the forklift pinned Hudson's hand against a trash compactor and drilled through his hand.  At the time of the incident, Sabatier was manager at the League City Kroger store.

The suit says the defendants were negligent in failing to protect an employee from an unreasonably dangerous condition, failing to exercise ordinary care to protect employees, failing to adequately warn of an unsafe condition and failing to make that condition reasonably safe.

As a result, Michael Hudson suffered serious injuries, and Diana Hudson suffered a loss of consortium, according to the complaint.

The Hudsons seek monetary relief between $100,000 and $200,000, plus court costs. They are represented by attorneys Jonathan C. Kieschnick of The Crim Law Firm in Houston, and Annie McAdams of Steelman & McAdams in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 15-cv-0652.

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