Worker alleges hose from SMECO Concrete Pumping truck struck him, caused head injury

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

GRETNA – A Terrebonne Parish man alleges he was injured at a worksite by a hose on a concrete truck.

Jason Short filed a complaint on March 1 in the 24th Judicial District Court against SMECO Concrete Pumping LLC.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges on March, 2, 2018, he was working to form a foundation for a slab to be poured at a Houma worksite and a truck owned by the defendant arrived to fill the area with concrete. The plaintiff alleges a hose came loose from the bottom of the truck and struck the plaintiff in the head, causing injury to his head, neck and back.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to properly train and supervise its employees and failed to secure the hose with safety belts.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by George B. Recile and Troy Keller of Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Murray, Recile, Stakelum & Hayes LLP in Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Stephen C. Grefer.

The 24th Judicial District Court case number 792720

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