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Maritime worker alleges negligence caused injuries at sea


By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

GALVESTON —A Florida woman is suing a maritime buiness, alleging she was injured due to a dangerous condition at sea.

Maude Solomon of Jacksonville filed a complaint April 30 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Crowley Maritime Corporation, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Solomon was employed by Crowley Maritime on Sept. 3, 2018. The suit says Solomon was a member of the crew aboard a the towing vessel Resolute. The suit says her foot became caught in grating, causing her to slip and fall, and to injure her head, neck and back.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide a safe place to work with safe and clear walkways through the vessel, making the Resolute unseaworthy.

Solomon seeks relief of more than $1 million, attorney fees, court costs, interest and other equitable relief. She is represented by attorneys Matthew D. Shaffer and Laura B. De La Cruz of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris LLP in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:19-CV-00152

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