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W.W. Rowland Trucking Co. employee alleges unsafe working environment caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 24, 2018

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HOUSTON – A Dallas man alleges he was injured while working because of his employer's failure to provide equipment to the tasks he was assigned.

Fortino Lucero filed a complaint on Jan. 3 in the Harris County District Court against W. W. Rowland Trucking Co. Inc. and Gulf Consolidated Chassis Pool LLC alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 11, 2016, he was in the course and scope of his employment with defendant Rowland and was injured when a 20-foot container filled with cargo fell onto him. He alleges he suffered severe injuries that resulted in pain, physical impairment and disfigurement, lost earnings and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff holds W. W. Rowland Trucking Co. Inc. and Gulf Consolidated Chassis Pool LLC responsible because defendant Gulf Consolidated allegedly breached its duty to provide reliable and safe equipment for the plaintiff to use.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for all damages, together with costs of court, pre- and post-judgment interest and all other lawful and equitable relief. He is represented by John W. Stevenson and William Robert Hand of Stevenson & Murray in Houston and by the Padua Law Firm in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-00458

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