LAFAYETTE – A watch engineer alleges he was injured because of icy conditions on the deck of a vessel while working.

Tex James Bergeson filed a complaint on Jan. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division against Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. alleging that the support vessel owner failed to provide a seaworthy vessel.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 5, 2014, he was a crew member working aboard defendant's vessel when he slipped and fell because of icy conditions, causing him to fracture the bones in his right foot, ankle and fibula. He alleges the incident resulted in physical and mental pain, loss of income and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide adequate training and supervision.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for compensatory damages, attorney's fees, interest and costs, and for all such further relief as the court may deem just. He is represented by Mark L. Ross of Law Offices of Mark L. Ross in Lafayette.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division Case number 6:17-cv-00002

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