Seeking more than $1 million in damages, Texas resident Shane Behan is suing Ohmstede Industrial Services for injuries he claims he received when a hose struck him and caused him to fall. 

The suit was filed Nov. 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on April 17, Behan, a Triple S Industrial services employee, was working at Chevron refinery when an Ohmstede employee allegedly turned on the wrong air-hose.

The hose then moved violently, striking Behan and causing him to fall backwards onto a stack of tools, the suit states.

Ohmstede is accused of negligently failing to identify its equipment and make sure work areas were clear before turning on equipment.

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

He is represented by Beaumont attorney Jeffrey Roebuck of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B194-955

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