Tia Benton Apr. 26, 2013, 4:06pm

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans man is suing the city over injuries he allegedly sustained after falling into an uncovered manhole.

Kendall Trepagnier filed a lawsuit against the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans and the City of New Orleans in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Feb. 19.

The plaintiff claims to have suffered serious injuries to his left knee and ankle after falling into an uncovered manhole owned and maintained by defendants.

The defendant is accused of negligence and failing to maintain the sewer system.

An unspecified amount is sought for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.

The plaintiff is represented by New Orleans-based attorney Paul C. Miniclier.

This case has been assigned to Division L Judge Kern A. Reese.

Case no. 2013-01541.

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