GALVESTON - Following an on-the-job incident in which he supposedly sustained numerous injuries, Harris County resident Desmond Danos has filed a lawsuit.
Recent court papers filed March 21 in Galveston County District Court claim Danos hurt himself as he assisted an employee of C & H Services in the repair of a piece of equipment at the Valero refinery in Texas City a few weeks ago.
Said employee assumed the lead on the task and instructed the plaintiff to hammer wedges into a space on the equipment.
According to the original petition, the worker "knew that this could lead to the wedges being 'spit out' of the machine as he had seen it happen before."
Danos asserts he followed the employee's commands only to suffer the injuries of which he complains.
"Once the plaintiff did as instructed and was backing away, the wedges became dislodged and flew out, striking the plaintiff in the face," the suit says.
"As a result, he has lost several of his front teeth and injured his neck."
It adds C & H's negligence is to blame since its employee "knew or should have known would create a danger to the plaintiff."
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
He is represented by attorney Anthony G. Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm in Houston.
Galveston County 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss is presiding over the case.
Case No. 13-CV-442