NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi seaman is suing an Empire business alleging he was injured while catching pogy.

Thomas Marshall filed a complaint on May 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Daybrook Fisheries Inc. and fictitious defendants A-Z alleging negligence

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 12, 2013, while he was on the deck of the Maria C straightening the nets following the release of a catch of pogy, the heavy nets fell on his head and shoulder, causing him to fell to his knees and sustain severe, painful and permanent injuries to his upper extremity and body. The plaintiff holds Daybrook Fisheries Inc. and fictitious defendants A-Z responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide prompt and adequate medical attention, failed to provide proper safeguards, failed to have and maintain safe working procedures and policies, failed to provide a reasonably safe work place and failed to take reasonable and necessary precautions to avoid injury.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, all court costs and expenses and for such other equitable and general relief to which he is entitled by law. He is represented by Matthew S. Lott of The Lott Law Firm in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-05457

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