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Man alleges he was injured at Apache Corp. well after tripping on string line

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 13, 2018

HOUSTON – A well worker alleges he was injured at a well in West Texas because of an unreasonably dangerous condition.

William Traylor filed a complaint on March 29 in the Harris County District Court against Apache Corp., Precision Drilling Co. LP and Precision Drilling Corp. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that n Feb. 11, he was employed by Tri State Oilfield Services at a well owned by Apache in West Texas. The suit states the Precision defendants conducted the day-to-day operations at the well. He alleges he injured while working at defendant when he tripped over a string line and fell on his hip, causing his femur to split and his hip to dislodge. 

The plaintiff holds Apache Corp., Precision Drilling Co. LP and Precision Drilling Corp. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently created an unreasonably dangerous condition by placing a string line that was not visible and failed to provide warning of such danger.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million and such other lawful and equitable relief. He is represented by Ryan H. Zehl, Matt L. Martin and Kevin C. Haynes of Zehl & Associates PC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-21167

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Apache Corp. Harris County District Court Precision Drilling Corporation Zehl & Associates PC

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