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Drill rig worker sues after dropping more than 10 feet when work basket allegedly slipped

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By Marian Johns | Nov 14, 2019

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SHERMAN — A seaman is suing his employer and claiming negligence after he was injured when the basket he was in while working on a jack-up drilling rig allegedly slipped off the winch and dropped more than 10 feet. 

Marco Aguilar filed a complaint on Oct. 28 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Polar Rig Specialities, Inc., alleging negligence in violation of the Jones Act.

According to the suit, on Sept. 18, 2019, Aguilar was working onboard the Tonala when a fellow employee failed to keep the work basket he was riding in steady and allegedly caused it to slip and drop. Aguilar suffered injures to his leg, knee, head, back and other parts of his body and was fair-lifted off the rig for medical treatment. 


Aguilar seeks monetary damages in excess of $75,000, interests, trial by jury and all other just relief. He is represented by Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen and Alison Baimbridge of the Arnold & Itkin Law Firm LLP in Houston. 

Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 4:19-cv-04225

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