Early next year a lawsuit brought by plaintiff Jose Alonso, who sued Motiva Enterprises and Becon Construction after a crane collapsed at the refinery, will go to trial.

As previously reported, the suit was filed Sept. 6, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

On March 15 an amended joint agreed docket control order was entered in the suit, placing the case on the court’s February 2014 trial docket, court papers say.

The order calls for all mediation to be completed by Dec. 20.

Court records show that on Jan. 4, 2011, Alonso was working inside the Motiva refinery at Port Arthur when a crane lifting pipes fell backwards and collided with power lines.

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

Houston attorney Robert Ammons represents him.

The defendants are represented by Nicholas Baldo, attorney for the Beaumont law firm Stevens Baldo Freeman & Lighty.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A190-853

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