NEW ORLEANS - A cabinet installation company is being sued by a Michigan man who claims a shard of glass injured his eye after a window was thrown off a two-story building.
Matthew Coburn filed suit against Certain Underwriters and Lloyd’s of London and Ruiz Cabinet Installation LLC in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on May 15.
Coburn claims he was packing his tools on the ground floor of a two-story building that was undergoing renovations on 1924 Lafayette Street on June 3, 2011 while two employees from Ruiz Cabinet Installation were on the second floor doing demolition work, including removing windows. The plaintiff alleges that a window thrown from a second floor shattered near him and caused a piece of glass to shoot into his eye.
The defendant is accused of negligence for allegedly failing to correct unsafe work conditions, not transporting the window to ground level safely and failing to properly train and supervise employees.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and the loss of present and future economic income and earning potential.
Coburn is represented by Craig S. Sossaman of the Metairie-based The Law Offices of Craig S. Sossaman, A Professional Law Corporation.
The case has been assigned to Division L Judge Kern A. Reese.
Case no. 2013-04389.