Carrie Bradon Nov. 23, 2015, 1:59pm


A Louisiana man is suing several oil and gas companies claiming he was severely injured while fishing when his boat struck a piling.

Danny Luke filed a complaint on June 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Louisiana Land and Exploration Co. LLC, Burlington Resources Oil and Gas Co., ExxonMobil Oil Corp., ExxonMobil Pipeline Co., ExxonMobil Production Co. and ConocoPhillips Co., alleging negligence.

The plaintiff alleges that on June 14, 2014, while fishing in his boat near Four Island Dome, his skiff collided with an unmarked piling belonging to the defendants which caused him to fall into his boat. Luke contends he was injured in the incident.

The complaint states the defendant was negligent by failing to remove broken piling, failing to inspect the piling and failing to mark the piling in order to prevent incidents.

Luke claims to have sustained injuries to his head, neck, back and his boat, causing physical pain and monetary devastation due to the incident.

The plaintiff is seeking compensation of $1.7 million for physical and psychological damages as well as legal fees.

Luke is represented by Darleen M. Jacobs in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-02095

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