HOUSTON – A Louisiana man is seeking damages after he was injured while working aboard a vessel during Tropical Storm Hermine.

Kurtis Young filed a complaint on Aug. 2 in the Harris County District Court against Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, Offshore Marine Contractors Inc. and M/V Raimy Emard alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is an employee of Offshore and alleges that on Aug. 9, 2016, he was working on the M/V Raimy Emard was severely injured by a falling ladder while cleaning the deck of the vessel.

The plaintiff holds Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, Offshore Marine Contractors Inc. and M/V Raimy Emard responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate safety for the crew and failed to take appropriate measures during a tropical storm.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but not more than $1 million and such other just and proper relief. He is represented by Michael E. Pierce and James P. Lamey of Pierce Skrabanek PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2017-51275

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