N.M. man sues local oil and gas company over crushed finger, alleges defendant's worker improperly supervised him

By John Suayan | Oct 13, 2018

HOUSTON – A New Mexico man blames his finger injury on a local oil and gas company.

Carlos Chavez filed a lawsuit against Surge Operating, LLC on Oct. 12 in the Harris County 133rd District Court, stating that a company man for the defendant improperly supervised him last year when he was ordered “to single-handedly adjust (a) saddle holding up (a) trough” on the Dragon Unit B20-29 well.

“To complete this task, the plaintiff was required to remove the bolts connecting the trough to the saddle,” the suit says.

With the unidentified company man watching him, Chavez removed the second bolt and had his index finger allegedly crushed by the saddle.

Consequently, he seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Meghan Mitchell of the law firm Fadduol, Cluff, Hardy & Conaway, P.C. in Lubbock is representing the plaintiff.

Harris County 133rd District Court Case No. 2018-73660

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