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Drilling rig worker alleges oil company's negligence led amputation of 4 fingers, leg


By Carrie Bradon | Sep 30, 2019

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HOUSTON — A worker is suing an oil company, alleging four of his fingers and his leg were amputated due to the defendants' negligence.

Miguel Saucedo filed a complaint on Aug. 22 in Harris County District Court against National Oilwell Varco LP and  Cimarx Energy Co., alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 14, 2017, Saucedo was working on a drilling rig that was manufactured, designed, tested, distributed and sold by the defendants when the rig failed while under the direct control of National Oilwell Varco and Climax Energy. The plaintiff said he suffered the traumatic amputation of his right leg and four fingers.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly train and supervise its employees and failed to provide safe equipment.

Saucedo seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million, trial by jury, attorney fees, court costs and all just relief. He is represented by attorneys Jason A. Itkin, Cory D. Itkin, Ryan S. Macleod and Jacob Karam of Arnold & Itkin LLP in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-58958

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