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Port of Houston Authority cited in worker's electrocution


By Carrie Bradon | Sep 17, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County longshoreman is suing the Houston Port Authority, alleging he was electrocuted while working on municipal property. 

Antonio Ibarra filed a complaint on Aug. 21 in the Harris County District Court against the Port of Houston Authority, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Ibarra was working as a longshoreman Aug. 23, 2017, on the vessel Allegoria on the C-2 wharf in the Porto Houston. The plaintiff alleges when he reached to grab rain jackets that were placed in a box attached to a crane he was electrocuted. 

The plaintiff alleges he was thrown backward and caused to strike his head and back on the deck of the vessel, causing him to sustain injuries to his neck, face, head, right leg, right arm and shoulder, left wrist, forearm and suffer neurological damages. He alleges he sustained medical expenses of more than $4,000.

Ibarra seeks more than $100,000 in monetary relief, trial by jury, interest, attorney fees, court costs and all just relief. He is represented by attorneys Dennis L. Brown and Justin C. Adkins of Dennis L. Brown PC in Bellaire.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-58342

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