Tankerman seeks more than $1 million from Martin Operating Partnership, others over alleged injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 25, 2018

HOUSTON – A tankerman alleges he was injured while working aboard a vessel when a liquid product was sprayed on his face and body.

Kristopher Panages filed a complaint on Sept. 6 in the Harris County District Court against Martin Operating Partnership LP, SGS North America Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 13, 2017, he was a tankerman employed by Martin Operating Partnership assigned to work aboard the vessel M/V Herndon when an employee opened a dock valve, causing liquid products to flow down the hose and spray into his eyes and on his face and body and cause him injuries.

The plaintiff holds Martin Operating Partnership LP, SGS North America Inc., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide a safe place to work and/or failed to properly train its employees.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $1 million and such other and further relief to which he may be entitled. He is represented by R. Todd Elias and Jeff Seely of Gordon, Elias & Seely LLP in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-60608

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