HOUSTON – A longshoreman alleges he was injured while working on a vessel partly because of poor lighting.
Richard Grimble filed a complaint on Nov. 16 in the Harris County District Court against Maersk Line Limited, et al. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 8, 2017, he was working as a longshoreman aboard defendants' vessel Maersk Wisconsin when he fell into an uncovered vessel's deck. He alleges he sustained severe injuries that resulted in medical expenses, loss of earnings and physical impairment.
The plaintiff holds Maersk Line Limited, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate lighting in the work area, failed to properly cover the vessel's deck and failed to provide adequate warning of the unreasonably dangerous condition.
The plaintiff seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million and such other and further relief that is lawful and equitable. He is represented by J.W. Stringer in Houston and Steven Weinberg of Weinberg & Weinberg in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-82868