Seaman Kenneth Galloway is suing Crowley Marine Services and American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier for injuries her received when a crane struck his head.
The suit was filed Oct. 31 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 21 Galloway was serving aboard the Freedom, a vessel controlled by the defendants, when he was hit in the head by a crane block and/or load attached to the crane, injuring his head and other parts of his body.
The suit accuses the defendants of negligently failing to properly supervise the crew, provide adequate safety equipment and maintain the vessel.
The suit also claims the vessel was unseaworthy.
On top of punitive damages, the plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and impairment.
Houston attorney Jason Itkin of Arnold & Itkin represents him.
Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.
Case No. D194-942