HOUSTON – A forklift operator alleges the owners of a chassis were negligent in their inspection and certification of the chassis.
Kelvin Woods filed a complaint on Feb. 21 in the Harris County District Court against Consolidated Chassis Management LLC and Gulf Consolidated Chassis Pool LLC alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 18, 2017, he was employed by World Trade Distribution and was using a fork lift to unload an export shipping container. The suit states the container was on a chassis and when the plaintiff entered the container, the chassis gave away and caused the container and plaintiff to collapse. The suit states the chassis was owned, operated or leased by the defendants.
The plaintiff holds Consolidated Chassis Management LLC and Gulf Consolidated Chassis Pool LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to maintain the chassis in a proper working condition and failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the chassis' dangerous condition.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 and such other lawful and equitable relief. He is represented by Joseph Malouf of Stern Law Group in Bellaire.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-11405