NEW ORLEANS – A Houma scaffold builder claims he was injured on the job when the floor collapsed underneath him, catching his foot and causing him to fall.

Barry Miller filed a complaint on Dec. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the Tailing LLC and Shell Pipeline Co. LP alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 29, while he working in the course and scope of his employment with Bay LTD as a scaffold builder, he sustained severe injuries when the floor on the Shell Pipeline Co.'s platform collapsed. He alleges his injuries caused him to suffer physical and mental pain, medical expenses and loss of income in the amount of $5 million. The plaintiff holds Tailing LLC and Shell Pipeline Co. LP responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to post barricade and/or warning signs of the dangerous condition and failed to repair the damaged floor. The suit states Tailing was contracted with Shell to assist with the platform's operation.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for damages in the amount of $5 million, plus interest and costs for this proceedings. He is represented by Randy J. Ungar of Ungar & Associates in Metairie and George W. Healy IV of George W. Healy IV & Associates in Gilfport, Mississippi.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-16754

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