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Ship steward alleges employer's negligence led to fall on stairs

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By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019


GALVESTON — A Georgia man is suing a shipping company, alleging he injured injury due a fall on stairs aboard a ship.

Marc Newbold of Clayton County, Georgia, filed a complaint March 28 in Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Schuyler Line Navigation Company and Chesapeake Crewing LLC, alleging negligence and unseaworthiness.

According to complaint, Newbold was employed as a steward aboard the container ship M/V Corsica on Sept. 6, 2018. Newbold says he was walking down a set of stairs when he slipped and fell 15 steps.

The suit alleges the fall caused the plaintiff to sustain injuries to his back, neck and lower extremities.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide a safe work environment and failed to maintain the stairs in a safe condition.

Newbold seeks trial by jury, judgment in excess of $1.5 million, costs of court and all other fit relief. He is represented by attorney Matthew D. Shaffer of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris LLP in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:19-CV-00122

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