Robbie Hargett Nov. 20, 2015, 1:45pm


An Upshur County man is suing a chicken products corporation, alleging negligence after he says he sustained injuries in a workplace accident.

Robert Alsobrook filed a lawsuit Nov. 18 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, alleging negligence and/or negligence per se and breach of fiduciary duty.

On March 23, the complaint states, while in the scope of his employment with the defendant at its feed mill plant in Camp County, Alsobrook fell approximately 20 feet from a catwalk inside the feed mill. The suit alleges the catwalk did not have proper guard or safety rails, which would have prevented the accident, and the defendant was negligent in failing to furnish a reasonably safe workplace, among other negligent acts or omissions.

The suit further alleges the defendant failed to have workers' compensation insurance coverage on the occasion. As a result, the suit says the plaintiff sustained bodily injuries, physical pain and mental anguish, disfigurement and impairment, loss of earnings or earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and medical expenses.

Alsobrook seeks payment of unpaid and improperly denied medical benefits claims, equitable relief, attorney fees and interests. He is represented by attorneys Michael Ace and Randell C. Roberts of Roberts & Roberts in Tyler.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 2:15-cv-01776.

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