An agreed motion for continuance has been granted in litigation brought by Richard Williams, who sued Turner Industries Group and one of its employees, Ernest Salazar, who allegedly ran over a wire Williams was holding and dragged him across the floor.

As previously reported, the suit was filed April 25, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show the motion was filed Feb. 19 and states that all parties agree to continue the case until October 2013.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, granted the motion on March 5.

The lawsuit alleges that on May 24, 2010, Williams, a Motiva Enterprises employee, was working at the oil company’s Port Arthur premises when Salazar “drove a cart over a visible wire held” by him, dragging him across the floor for a considerable distance.

The suit faults Turner Industries for negligently failing to properly train and supervise Salazar.

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

Attorney James Payne of the Beaumont law firm Provost Umphrey represents him.

Case No. E189-857

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