Field service technician alleges he was injured on Thunder Hawk vessel because of owners' negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 19, 2018

GALVESTON – A field service technician alleges he was injured while working on a vessel because the vessel owners did not provide a safe working environment.

GALVESTON – A field service technician alleges he was injured while working on a vessel because the vessel owners did not provide a safe working environment.

Jude Boudreaux filed a complaint on March 2 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against SBM Offshore USA Inc., Murphy Exploration & Production Co., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 4, 2016, he was injured while working aboard defendants' Thunder Hawk, a semi-submersible vessel, as an employee of DXP Enterprises. As a result, he alleges he endured pain and suffering and was obliged to obtain medical care and treatment, causing him to lose time for his employment. 

The plaintiff holds SBM Offshore USA Inc., Murphy Exploration & Production Co., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently performed operations in adverse weather conditions, failed to take reasonable precautions for workers' safety and failed to warn them of the known and/or existing hazards.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in an amount exceeding the jurisdictional limits of the court, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, costs and such other relief as justice may deem just and appropriate. He is represented by Marcus R. Spagnoletti of Marcus R. Spagnoletti in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:18-cv-00060

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