Chelsea Partington Jul. 15, 2014, 5:37pm


NEW ORLEANS – The family of a man who was electrocuted is suing a number of parties over the death.

Yesenia Perez, Juanen Perez, Suzel Perez, Michelle Perez, Emilio Perez and Gladys Perez filed suit against the City of New Orleans, Entergy New Orleans and Central Rock Corporation in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on May 27.

On Jan. 18, 2014, the plaintiffs assert that Bernardo Perez-Santos was hauling broken concrete and other materials to a job site at the Joe Brown Memorial Park while employed by G&C Trash Hauling LLC. Perez-Santos attempted to access an abandoned shed at 5601 Read Blvd. in New Orleans according to instructions, the suit says. The Perez family claims that Perez-Santos was electrocuted upon entering the building.

The plaintiffs assert that the City of New Orleans owns the property where the incident occurred, that Entergy provided power for the address, and that the Central Rock is the contractor responsible for demolition work at the location.

The defendants are accused of negligence, including failing to post adequate notice of an electrical site and equipment, failing to disconnect electricity, failing to warn patrons of deadly risks and creating a hazardous site which remained electrified.

The plaintiff seeks more than $75,000 in damages to include economic loss, funeral services, grief, mental anguish and loss of a husband and father.

The Perez family is represented by Robert B. Evans III of Burgos & Evans LLC.

The case has been assigned to District F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

Case no. 2014-05205.

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