NEW ORLEANS – A Florida man alleges his Houston employer failed to maintain a grease trap and that caused his injuries.
Joseph Jones filed a complaint on Feb. 24 in the U.S. District Court
for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Rowan Cos. alleging
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges
that in June 2015, he was employed by Rowan and was assigned to the
Drill Ship Rowan Resolute when he sustained severe injuries to his lower back, buttocks, left wrist and tongue. He alleges he was cleaning
an overflow from a grease trap when he slipped and fell.
plaintiff holds Rowan Cos. responsible because the defendant allegedly
failed to properly maintain a faulty grease trap which led to repeated
instances of leakage and failed to provide safe and sufficient gear
and/or proper appurtenances with which to perform his duties.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against
defendant, for damages as are reasonable in the premises, all costs of
these proceedings and for all general and equitable relief. He is
represented by Hugh P. Lambert, Caycee C. Peterson, Jacki L. Smith,
Morgan M. Embleton and Brian C. Mears of The Lambert Firm PLC in New
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01589