While moving buckets of grout, Dennis Rivers, a Beaumont local, tripped over a water hose.

On Oct. 1, Rivers filed suit against the company he was assisting, Structural Preservation Systems, in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on March 3, 2011, Rivers was working for KTM Maintenance when he was asked to assist some SPS employees to move buckets of grout.

“There were water hoses and plastic on the floor and as he walked across the floor he fell,” the suit states, adding that Rivers injured his head and back.

Although the suit credits SPS’s negligence and carelessness as the proximate cause of Rivers’ alleged injuries, the suit fails to list a specific act of negligence.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Attorney Tom Oxford of the Beaumont law firm Waldman Smallwood represents him.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E193-248

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