HOUSTON – A man whose finger was partially cut off while working at a Houston hotel alleges the hotel operator did not provide him adequate equipment.
Seyed Mohammed Shariat filed a complaint on July 2 in the Harris County District Court against Metro Hospitality Partners LTD alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 31, 2017, he was injured while working for defendant at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Houston when a saw cut off a portion of his middle finger and injured another. He alleges he was cutting aluminum railings to be installed in a room with a saw provided by the defendant that was old and rusty.
The plaintiff holds Metro Hospitality Partners LTD responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide proper tools and protective equipment and failed to provide proper training on how to use dangerous machinery.
The plaintiff seeks monetary relief of no less than $1 million and such other and further relief to which he may be justly entitled. He is represented by Jonathan D. Sneed of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto and Aziz in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-44152