The Louisiana Record Jun. 13, 2016, 6:25pm


NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi man alleges he was injured on the job while aboard a vessel.

Fredrick J. Thompson filed a complaint on May 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against New Transport Lines Inc. and Southern Transport Service Inc. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 21, 2015, he was instructed to move a broken bilge pump from the engine room of Southern Star I and while in the process of lifting and moving the bilge pump, he slipped on a substance on the engine room floor, causing him to sustain injuries to his neck, back and other parts of his body. He alleges he has endured physical pain and suffering and has suffered mental anguish, physical impairment, lost earnings and medical-related expenses.

The plaintiff holds New Transport Lines Inc. and Southern Transport Service Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate help; tools and equipment to properly perform his job; failed to keep the engine room floor free and clear from oil, grease and other slippery substances; and failed to provide a non-skid surface in the area.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in a a sum in excess of the minimum jurisdiction limits of the court, prejudgment and post-judgment interest and all such other and further relief to which he may be justly entitled. He is represented by Steve Gordon of Gordon, Elias & Selly LLP in Houston, Texas.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-06896

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