By DAVID YATES
A plaintiff recently designated his experts in his suit against Echo Maintenance, which alleges he was injured at work when he fell through improperly laid out caliche.
Citing negligence, Charles Rowry filed a lawsuit Oct. 14 in Jefferson County District Court against Echo Maintenance.
According to the complaint, Rowry was employed by Motiva Refinery as a lead RCM on Feb. 14, 2014, when one of his subordinates asked for assistance turning on an important pump across from the No. 27 pump house.
Rowry says he was forced to walk over an area of ground Echo Maintenance had recently filled in with caliche, which was not properly laid out, causing him to fall through and sustain serious injuries. The defendant is accused of negligence in failing to properly fill in the holes it dug at Motiva Refinery.
Court records show that on June 1 Rowry designated eight medical experts and/or custodian of records, most of which were his treating physicians.
Court records further show that the case has been set for trial in the month of December.
Rowry seeks more than $1 million in damages, including lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, medical expenses, interest, attorney fees and costs of court.
Attorney Taylor Miller of Reaud Morgan and Quinn in Beaumont represents him.
Jefferson County District Court case number: A-196268