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Tower technician says he was electrocuted at Port of Houston

By John Suayan | Feb 1, 2018

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HOUSTON – A Spring man has initiated litigation after he was allegedly electrocuted while working on a communication tower at the Port of Houston, per recent Harris County District Court records.

Bobby Terry brought a lawsuit against the City of Houston and the Port of Houston Authority in the Harris County 80th District Court on Jan. 31.

The suit says Terry, who works for Pexx Inc., was performing maintenance work on the tower at the Houston Fire Department’s station at 8675 Clinton Dr. last July.

The tower reportedly belongs to the city and the port leases the premises around it.

According to Terry, the tower was de-energized so he could do his job, but someone re-energized it and caused a “severe” shock throughout his body.

He claims he sustained multiple injuries, stating he continues to suffer adverse effects from the shock.

Court documents accuse defendants of failing to follow safety protocol and neglecting to provide a safe work environment for Terry.

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

Donald H. Kidd of the law firm Perdue & Kidd in Houston serves as Terry’s lead counsel.

Harris County 80th District Court Case No. 2018-6593

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