Seaman sues for $1.25 million after tripping

Michelle Massey Feb. 22, 2011, 3:11am


A seaman is suing his employer for $1.25 million after he tripped and injured his right shoulder.

Anthony E. Main filed suit against Enterprise Marine Services on Feb. 9 in federal court in New Orleans.

The accident occurred on Oct. 9, 2009 as Main was employed as a tankerman on the M/V Saint Crispin. He states he suffered severe, painful and disabling injuries to his right shoulder after he tripped over fuel lines.

He accuses the defendants of negligence for placing the fuel lines across a walkway without wiring or contrasting color scheme, failing to place the fuel lines in a safe location and failing to maintain the gear box on EBS-1.

Main states he was also injured on March 21, 2010 as he was manually pulling lines due to inoperable vessel winches. He claims he suffered disabling injury to his right shoulder and spine.

The plaintiff is seeking $1.25 million in damages for physical and mental pain and suffering, physical scarring, disability, loss of wage earning capacity, medical expenses, maintenance and cure, attorney's fees, court costs and interest.

Main is represented by Paul M. Sterbcow of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson in New Orleans and Matthew D. Shaffer of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris in Houston.

U.S. District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00280

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