HOUSTON – A galley hand alleges exposure to calcium chloride on the job landed her in critical condition at a hospital.
Jamie Becker filed a complaint on Nov. 9 in the Harris County District Court against Ensco Offshore Co. alleging that the vessel operator failed to provide a safe place to work.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 18, she was a Jones Act seaman working as a galley hand aboard defendant's Ensco drillship when she was unknowingly exposed to calcium chloride. She alleges she had to be transported to a hospital and was intubated and placed in critical condition.
The plaintiff holds Ensco Offshore Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly train and supervise its crew and failed to timely evacuate plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $1 million. The plaintiff is represented by M. Paul Skrabanek and Michael E. Pierce of Pierce Skrabanek PLLC in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-81038