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Chevron accused of negligence in slip-and-fall case

By Tia Benton | Mar 6, 2016

GALVESTON — An offshore rigger is suing Chevron, claiming to have been injured when he slipped and fell on the company's drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rene Armant filed suit against Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in the  Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas on Jan. 29.

Armant claims that while employed by Blanchard Contractors as a rigger for Chevron's offshore production platform High Island, he slipped and fell on Aug. 21, 2015. The complaint states that he suffered serious debilitating bodily injuries, which were proximately caused by the negligence of Chevron.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain reasonably safe conditions free from hazards that would expose the plaintiff to injury; and failing to supervise the details of the equipment, devices and instructions.

Armant is seeking damages for mental anguish, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, permanent disfigurement, physical impairment, medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, and pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages to which he is entitled. He is represented by Marcus R. Spagnoletti of Spagnoletti & Co. in Houston. 

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:16-cv-00025

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