Laborer sues after falling down stairs of oil tanker

Michelle Keahey Feb. 21, 2012, 2:19am

NEW ORLEANS - After falling down the stairs of an oil tanker, a laborer claims that he is permanently disabled and is suing for more than $1 million.

Mariano Lisojo filed suit against Bollinger Marine Fabricators and ABC Insurance Co. on Feb. 10 in federal court in New Orleans.

The alleged incident occurred on July 13, 2011 while Lisojo was working aboard an oil tanker owned and operated by Bollinger Marine Fabricators.

Lisojo states that he was required to walk down stairs that were without lighting and he fell, sustaining injuries.

The defendants are accused of negligence for allowing a seriously dangerous condition to exist on the oil tanker, failing to provide adequate lighting, failing to properly supervise the employees of Insulation Technologies as to proper procedures aboard the tanker, allowing and promoting dangerous practices to occur, failing to provide safe ingress and egress on board the oil tanker and for failing to provide a safe place to work.

The plaintiff is asking the court for damages for permanent disability, physical and mental pain and anguish, loss of bodily function, embarrassment, interest, and court costs.

Lisojo is represented by C. Arlen Braud, II and Michelle O. Gallagher of Braud & Gallagher in Madisonville.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-00401

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