Injured Transocean employee sues company for failing to train and supervise employees

Michelle Keahey Oct. 14, 2011, 3:48am


After suffering injuries to his knee, a Transocean employee has filed a lawsuit against the company for failing to properly train and supervise their employees.

Roger McClanahan filed suit against Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. on Oct. 7 in federal court in New Orleans.

According to court documents, McClanahan was employed by the defendant working as a seaman aboard the GSF C.R. Luigs. He states he sustained serious and painful injuries to his knee due to an accident that occurred on Nov. 19, 2010.

The defendant is accused of negligence for breaching a legally imposed duty of reasonable care owed to the plaintiff, failing to provide a reasonably safe place to work, failing to properly train and supervise McClanahan, failing to take any means or precautions for the safety of employees, creating and maintaining an unseaworthy vessel, failing to provide minimum safety requirements and for failing to provide adequate equipment and personnel for the job.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for physical, mental, emotional pain and suffering, loss of wages, fringe benefits and wage earning capacity, physical disability, medical expenses, maintenance and cure, attorney's fees, punitive damages, interest and court costs.

McClanahan is represented by Timothy J. Young, Jason MacFetters and Rebecca A. Coman of The Young Firm in New Orleans. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-02542

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