HOUSTON – A Cameron County man is seeking $2.5 million from his employer after allegedly being injured twice while working in June 2017.
Horacio Beltran filed a complaint on Dec. 18 in the Harris County District Court against RLB Contracting alleging that the vessel owner failed to provide a seaworthy vessel.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 18, 2017, he was in the course and scope of his employment with defendant aboard a vessel in the Houston Ship Channel when he was injured trying to dodge an anchor. He alleges he was injured again three days later when he fell when the power to the vessel he was on cut out during the night.
The plaintiff holds RLB Contracting responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide a seaworthy vessel and failed to have adequate lighting while personnel are working on deck.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant in an amount of no less than $2.5 million plus interest, costs and such other and further relief to which he may be justly entitled. He is represented by Anthony G. Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-89517