Worker falls through warehouse skylight, sues property owner

By John Suayan | Dec 17, 2017

HOUSTON – A Pasadena man has pursued legal action in response to injuries he allegedly sustained last year while working atop a Deer Park warehouse.

HOUSTON – A Pasadena man has pursued legal action in response to injuries he allegedly sustained last year while working atop a Deer Park warehouse.

In a lawsuit filed on Dec. 15 in the Harris County 215th District Court, Blake Wier claims he fell through the skylight of the property owned by W.D. Lauther on Sept. 27, 2016.

Wier, an employee of McManus & Associates, was reportedly instructed to check a tarp on the building’s roof.

“The roof of the building had a skylight covered by fiberglass sheeting and was situated approximately 20 feet above the cement floor of the building,” court papers state.

The complaint adds the sheeting had become weathered and soiled to the point it “blended with the roof.”

“Wier did not see the fiberglass covering from atop the roof, and stepped on the skylight, falling through it to the ground below,” the suit says.

The plaintiff alleges he suffered injuries to his face, pelvis, hip, ribs, and wrist, as well as other parts of his body. He experienced lengthy hospital stays, multiple surgeries, and decreased functionality of the affected body parts, per the suit.

Consequently, Wier seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by attorneys Nathaniel J. Alford, III and Joshua N. Bowlin of the law firm Walston Bowlin, LLP in Houston.

Harris County 215th District Court Case No. 2017-83306

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