Lawsuit Filed After Crane Collapse

A Galveston County lineman was among numerous subcontractor employees working at the Motiva refinery expansion project in Port Arthur, Texas earlier this year. When a crane lifting pipe collapsed, falling backward against power lines at the plant, the worker was seriously injured.

In a lawsuit filed by Rob Ammons on behalf of the 46-year-old injured lineman, it is alleged that the owner/operator and general contractor on the project failed to properly supervise the activities taking place at the time of the crane collapse. Ammons further alleges that these parties failed to have in place at the project adequate operational, safety, inspection and training procedures with respect to crane operations.

In claiming that the defendants "failed to timely and adequately protect workers from the known and foreseeable dangers associated with crane operations," Ammons also cites a prior crane accident occurring at the same project that resulted in a worker’s death.

Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rob Ammons’ law practice, The Ammons Law Firm, is located in Houston, Texas.

The Ammons Law Firm’s practice is exclusively personal injury law, handling such cases as tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers, and workplace negligence.