Electrician sues for $5 million after slipping aboard vessel

Michelle Massey Nov. 30, 2010, 12:57am

An electrician is suing his employer Seadrill Americas for more than $5 million after he slipped and injured his neck and back.

Emmett C. Kelly II filed the lawsuit on Nov. 8 in federal court in New Orleans, claiming the injury occurred aboard the deep water drilling semi-submersible vessel West Eminence. Backed-up drains caused the Sept. 15 incident, Kelly claims.

Kelly is represented by Berney L. Strauss and Rhett E. King of Strauss & King in New Orleans. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:10-cv-04270

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