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Shrimper inured while untangling stuck anchor, sues P&B Marine for more than $1M


By David Yates | Aug 12, 2019


BEAUMONT – A shrimper who was allegedly injured while untangling a stuck anchor has filed a suit seeking more than $1 million in damages.

Claiming he wasn’t properly supervised, Hai Le filed suit against P&B Marine on July 31 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to his lawsuit, on June 22, 2018, Le was aboard P&B Marine’s vessel for a commercial shrimping voyage when he was ordered by the captain to untangle a stuck anchor.

Le claims he was hit by the anchor’s rope while trying to untangle it, causing “severe and permanent” injuries to his body.

In addition to negligently failing to provide proper supervision, P&B Marine is accused of failing to provide adequate training and failing to maintain the vessel.

Lee is suing for his past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, loss of earning capacity, impairment, disfigurement, and loss of life enjoyment.

Port Arthur attorney Sean Nguyen represents him.

Judge Justin Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B-204212

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