GRETNA – An employee of a concrete supply company is suing another company after he was allegedly injured at a job site.
James R. Davis filed suit against Touch of Class Concrete Pumping LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on Oct. 2.
Davis claims that on March 19, 2012 he was working for Dillon Bros. Ready Mix Concrete when he was providing cement for a construction site under the control of the defendants. The plaintiff asserts that an employee of Touch of Class Concrete Pumping made a faulty connection a pipe to the truck and when concrete started pumping through the pipe the hose that was attached to it blew off the concrete hopper and violently struck the plaintiff. Davis alleges he was thrown against the truck in the incident and suffered serious injuries.
The defendant is accused of failing to properly train employees, failing to properly supervise an operation, failing to have the proper equipment to complete the task, improperly attaching the concrete hose to the pipe, failing to properly confirm the hose and pipe was adequately and properly secured, failing to properly monitor the pressure, failing to use due diligence, failing to properly train employees, failing to properly train employees and failing to have proper equipment.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for lost wages, medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental pain and anguish, permanent physical impairment, disability and loss of enjoyment of life.
Davis is represented by Lloyd N. Frischhertz of New Orleans-based Frischhertz Poulliard Frischhertz & Impastato LLC.
The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Glenn B. Ansardi.
Case no. 731-624.