Subcontractor sues after being crushed by sheetrock

By Andrew Stevens | Jun 25, 2014

NEW ORLEANS- A man working on a jobsite as a subcontractor has filed suit against another company working on the same site for negligently stacking sheets of sheetrock, which he claims lead to the sheetrock falling onto him causing serious injuries.

Mark Hart, and wife Marlene, filed suit against King and Co. Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on March 17.

Hart alleges that the defendant's employees stacked sheets of sheetrock in an unsafe manner resulting in a pile of sheetrock falling onto him as he worked as a subcontractor on the job site. The plaintiff claims the employees were acting in the scope of their employment when they negligently stacked the sheetrock to heights that were an obvious danger to others.

The defendant is accused of creating and allowing an unreasonable risk of harm to exist on a job site as well as failing to exercise its authority to prevent obvious dangers to other persons.

The plaintiff is seeking an unknown amount in damages for physical pain and suffering, medical expenses and for past and future lost wages.

Hart is represented by Stephen M. Huber from the firm of Huber, Slack, Houghtaling, Pandit & Thomas LLP in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney H. Cates IV.

Case no. 14-02691.

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