NEW ORLEANS – A REC Marine Logistics LLC employee alleges he was injured on the job by a personnel basket.
Gilbert Dauphine Jr. filed a complaint on Oct. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Orleans Division against REC Marine Logistics LLC, Energy XXI USA Inc., Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. and Energy XXI LTD alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 9, 2015, he was injured when a crane being operated by an employee of Energy dropped a personnel basket on plaintiff and caused him to sustain serious injuries and incurred significant expenses for medical care and treatment.
The plaintiff holds REC Marine Logistics LLC, Energy XXI USA Inc., Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. and Energy XXI LTD responsible because defendant REC Marine allegedly failed to provide a safe and seaworthy vessel and defendant Energy allegedly failed to properly utilize its crane and personnel basket, failed to provide a safe place to work and failed to properly train and supervise its employees.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendants, jointly, severally and in solido, for the true sum of $3 million plus costs, legal interest, punitive damages and all other equitable relief. He is represented by Errol L. Cormier of Errol L. Cormier APLC in Lafayette.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Orleans Division Case number 2:16-cv-15370