NEW ORLEANS – A seaman alleges he was injured on a government-owned vessel because of a failure to provide minimum safety requirements.

Wilfred Jones filed a complaint on March 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against United States of America and Keystone Shipping Services Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 4, 2015, he was employed by defendant Keystone as a Jones Act Seaman aboard the government vessel, the M/V Cape Cox, when he slipped and fell while walking through a doorway, causing serious and painful injuries to his arm, back and other parts of his body. The plaintiff holds United States of America and Keystone Shipping Services Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work and failed to properly train and supervise him.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, for all damages to which he is entitled, plus interest, costs and all other general and equitable relief. He is represented by Timothy J. Young, Tammy D. Harris and Megan C. Misko of The Young Law Firm in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02376

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