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Roustabout, Injured On Oil Rig, Seeks More Than $1 Million In Damages


October 29, 2018

A crew member is suing Key Energy Services, Moncla Cos., et al., oil rig operators, citing alleged negligence and an unsafe work environment.

Roustabout injured on oil rig seeks more than 1 million in damagesLou Henry filed a complaint on Oct. 4, in the Harris County District Court, alleging the defendants failed to provide a seaworthy vessel.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 3, he was a roustabout member of the crew working aboard defendants' Rig 103, an oil rig, when he allegedly was ordered to break well pins without adequate equipment. He allegedly was forced back on the handrail, flipped over, fell on the deck below and landed on his wrist. 

He sustained severe injuries to his back and wrist, allegedly resulting in mental anguish, lost of earnings, disfigurement and medical expenses. 

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The plaintiff claims the defendants allegedly failed to provide proper equipment to perform the job, failed to maintain the vessel's appurtenances in a safe and reasonable state of repair and failed to properly maintain the vessel.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of over $1 million and other relief to which plaintiff may be entitled. 

Source: SE Texas Record

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