Kennrich Homes alleges it paid more than $130,000 to restore electrical service after company struck buried line

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 8, 2019

HOUSTON – A Katy business alleges a Crosby company failed to request a utility line locate prior to drilling at a property and striking a buried power line.

Kennrich Homes Inc. filed a complaint on Dec. 13 in the Harris County District Court against Ed Leger, individually and doing business as and Affordable Bellbottom Pier Drilling, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 2, 2018, it contracted the defendant for foundation pier drilling services at a location in Cypress. The suit states while drilling, the defendant struck a buried power line that disrupted electrical service at the property.

The plaintiff alleges it incurred $134,569.04 in costs to repair and restore electrical services to the property. 

The plaintiff holds Leger responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to request a utility line locate prior to drilling and failed to perform drilling in a good and workmanlike manner.

The plaintiff seeks actual damages with interest, costs, attorney's fees and such other and further relief to which plaintiff may be justly entitled. It is represented by J. Gordon McHaney and Meredith Massey of Chamberlain McHaney in Austin.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-88389

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