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Ship worker sues over injury aboard the ship

By Dan Harkins | Jul 15, 2015


A galley worker on an oil development vessel is suing the ship's owner for an injury he allegedly suffered while working.

Harry D. Johnson filed a complaint July 10 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Transocean Partners LLC and Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc.

On July 21, 2014, Johnson was working for Aramark Services Inc. aboard the defendant's DD3 Development Driller 3. On that day, the lawsuit states, Johnson suffered injuries to his hand, back and other parts of his body. No other details about how the accident occurred are provided in court documents.

The defendant is cited with breaching its duty of reasonable care, maintaining an unseaworthy vessel and failing to provide a safe workplace, properly train personnel, take precautions in regard to worker safety, provide minimum safety standards, and provide adequate equipment for Johnson's job.

As a result, the lawsuit states, Johnson suffered and will continue to suffer past and future lost wages, disability and medical expenses; and other damages to be shown at trial. The plaintiff seeks unspecified damages, plus court costs and attorneys' fees.

The plaintiff is represented by Timothy J. Young, Tammy D. Harris, Megan C. Misko and Daniel J. Poolson Jr. of the Young Firm in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-02526-SSV-KWR.

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