Robbie Hargett Nov. 20, 2015, 2:49pm


A Texas man is suing a group of energy companies, alleging negligence for injuries he says he sustained in a workplace accident.

Milorad Raicevic filed a lawsuit Nov. 19 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Wood Group, Fieldwood Energy, Shamrock Management and Island Operating Company, alleging negligence, gross negligence and negligence per se.

On Dec. 1, 2014, the suit states, Raicevic was working as a production technician for Waukesha Pearce, when he slipped and fell on the main pass 153B platform, which was owned, operated and controlled by the defendants. Leaking oil and spray out of machinery on the platform caused the fall, according to the lawsuit.

The suit alleges the defendants were negligent in failing to maintain equipment and machinery in a reasonably safe condition, failing to maintain the deck of the platform in a reasonably safe condition, failing to warn of a dangerous condition, failing to properly supervise and train employees, failing to provide adequate safety equipment and other negligent acts or omissions.

As a result, the suit alleges the plaintiff sustained injuries to his back, legs and other body parts, as well as pain and suffering, impairment and disfigurement, discomfort and distress, mental anguish, loss of earnings and earning capacity, and medical expenses.

Raicevic seeks actual and punitive damages, interest, attorney fees and costs of the suit. He is represented by attorneys John D. Sheppard and Nicholas A. Morrow of Morrow & Sheppard in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:15-cv-00327.

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