HOUSTON – A seaman alleges he was injured on an offshore supply vessel because of an unsafe work environment.
Anthony J. Gray filed a complaint on Oct. 18 in the Harris County District Court against Edison Chouest Offshore, et al. citing the Jones Act, unseaworthiness and maintenance and cure.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in Dec. 9, 2017, he was performing his duties aboard defendants' vessel Timbalier Island when he slipped, hit his back on a metal spool and slid down the spool before getting stuck. He alleges he sustained injuries resulting in mental anguish, lost earnings, disfigurement and pain and suffering.
The plaintiff holds Edison Chouest Offshore, et al. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide proper equipment to perform his job and failed to maintain the vessel in a safe and reasonable state of repair.
The plaintiff rseeks monetary relief of more than $1 million. He is represented by Marcus R. Spagnoletti and Eric J. Rhine of Spagnoletti & Co. in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-75534