Worker's hand injury could have been prevented with advanced warning about malfunctioning elevator, suit asserts

By John Suayan | Mar 14, 2019

HOUSTON – Asserting that he sustained an on the job hand injury which could possibly lead to permanent nerve damage, Brazoria County resident David Grayson has pursued legal action.

David Grayson is suing DSM Nutritional Products, LLC and Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. in the Harris County 189th District Court.

According to Grayson, his injury was the result of his hand getting “caught in the door of a malfunctioning elevator located on the property owned by DSM that was inspected and maintained by Delta” while making a delivery for his employer, Gulftex Vending and Coffee Services, on Oct. 4, 2017. Gulftex is not a party in the case.

The 8-page suit faults the defendants for failing to mark the entrance of the elevator with red tape to notify invitees that the elevator was out of commission, adding that the plaintiff had no advanced warning.

“The plaintiff activated the elevator, and upon reaching his intended floor, attempted to exit the elevator when the elevator door slammed down on the plaintiff’s left hand causing severe injuries, including severe and likely permanent nerve damage,” the original petition says.

Consequently, Grayson seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by the law firm Armstrong Lee Savage LLP in Houston.

Harris County 189th District Court Case No. 2019-17881

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