GALVESTON — A Florida maritime worker is suing a Danish container cargo company, alleging its negligence led to injuries to the plaintiff. 

Renuado T. Pierce filed a complaint June 7 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Galveston Division against Maersk Inc. and Maersk Line Limited, alleging failure to provide a safe work environment.

According to the complaint, on March 30, 2017, while working aboard the container ship Maersk Hartford, Pierce sustained severe and debilitating injuries to his face, head, neck, back, arms and other parts of his body when assisting the repair of a gangway. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide safe and adequate tools and equipment to failed to staff the vessel with sufficient crew members to perform the tasks.

Pierce seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $1 million, and all other just relief. He is represented by Matthew D. Shaffer of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris LLP in Houston.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Galveston Division case number 3:17-cv-00178

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