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Floorhand seeks more than $1 million in damages from Cactus Wellhead over injuries


By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 26, 2019

HOUSTON – A floorhand for a drilling company alleges he was injured when he was pinned by a tool while working on an oil rig outside of Midland.

David Salas filed a complaint on Feb. 4 in the Harris County District Court against Cactus Wellhead LLC alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 28, 2017, he was working as a floorhand for MacVay Drilling Co. on an oil rig when he was pinned between defendant's tool and the rotary guard on the rig. He alleges he sustained serious injuries that resulted in mental anguish, pain and suffering, medical expenses and loss of earnings. 

The plaintiff holds Cactus Wellhead LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly tie the pipe off and to secure its tool and failed to properly and safely supervise plaintiff's activities while working with its tool.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million and such other legal and equitable relief to which he is entitled. He is represented by Adam O. Voyles and McKenna Harper of Lubel Voyles LLP in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-08665

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