The Louisiana Record Apr. 26, 2016, 2:23pm


LAFAYETTE — A Louisiana sea captain is suing an oil services company, alleging its negligence led to him suffering injuries.

Spike Guidry, of Lafourche Parish, filed a complaint April 8 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division against Select Oilfield Services LLC, alleging a spud barge owner failed to provide a safe place to work.

According to the complaint, on April 9, 2013, while in the course of his employment, Guidry suffered injuries due the unseaworthiness of the vessel Select 103.

The suit says Guidry was obliged to manually lift and carry sections of a wireline lubricator, causing him to sustain great bodily injuries, and become sick and disabled.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide adequate, proper and sufficient training, failed to give instructions on the safe conduct of the work, failed to provide adequate, proper and sufficient supervision, failed to take any precautions to prevent the unfit, unsafe, and unsuitable work conditions, failed to provide adequate, proper, and sufficient hazard prevention controls and failed to furnish prompt, adequate and sufficient maintenance and cure.

Guidry seeks a trial by jury, a judgment of $4 million, together with legal interest for all costs of the proceedings. He is represented by attorney Lawrence N. Curtis of Lawrence N. Curtis Ltd. in Lafayette.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division Case number 6:16-cv-00474

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