GALVESTON – A minor and his next of friend have filed a suit against HEB Grocery Co. after a windmill injured him at the store.

Krista Steinsholt, as next of friend of K.W., a minor, filed a complaint on Aug. 16 in the Galveston County District Court against HEB Grocery Co. LP alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, K.W. was employed by the defendant as a parking lot attendant beginning in February at the defendant's Friendswood location. The suit states the plaintiff was 17 at the time of the incident.

The suit states that in May 6, K.W. was helping load a windmill to a customer’s truck when it tipped over, fell and one of the sharp blades struck his ankle, severely injuring him. He alleges he has suffered severe injury to his Achilles’ tendon that required extensive medical and surgical intervention.

The plaintiff holds HEB Grocery Co. LP responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide proper training regarding the safe loading and unloading of large items and failed to provide a safe place to work.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief greater than $1 million and such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by Joshua N. Bowlin and Nathaniel J. Alford III of Walston Bowlin LLP in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 17-CV-1004

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