Lawsuit Filed for Offshore Worker Injured in Crane Accident

by | Mar 8, 2018 | Civil litigation, Offshore accidents

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of a Gulf of Mexico offshore worker who sustained serious injuries during an incident involving a crane.  The Plaintiff worked as a field service technician aboard the Thunder Hawk, a semi-submersible vessel operating in
navigable waters, which was owned by SBM Offshore USA, Inc.  The Thunder Hawk was operated by Murphy Exploration & Production Company and/or Murphy Oil Corporation.  The Plaintiff was severely injured while performing with work using the crane on board.  He continues to receive medical treatment.  The lawsuit brings claims against SBM Offshore USA, Inc., Murphy Exploration & Production Company, Murphy Oil Corporation, and Wood Group PSN, Inc..  The lawsuit alleges:

Plaintiff was working on the Thunder Hawk in the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Canyon block, and was injured while assisting with putting together a pump on the platform while ten foot sections of the pump were being pieced together with the assistance of a crane. During this process, the crane operator let too much slack into the lines and the pipe section shifted, jerking Plaintiff to the floor of the platform, where he sustained severe injuries.

The lawsuit alleges SMB Offshore and Murphy were negligent in the following ways:

(a) failing to maintain adequate communication with the crane operator performing the operations;
(b) performing operations in adverse weather conditions;
(c) failing to maintain the vessel and her appurtenances and/or equipment in a safe and reasonable state of repair;
(d) failing to take reasonable precautions for Plaintiff’s safety;
(e) failing to provide a reasonably safe place to work; and
(f) failing to warn Plaintiff of known and/or existing hazards.

The lawsuit alleges Wood Group was negligent in:

(a) imprudent and/or improper lifting;
(b) failing to maintain adequate communication during operations; and
(c) allowing an incompetent and reckless crane operator to operate the crane.

The Plaintiff is represented by Spagnoletti Law Firm attorney Marcus Spagnoletti.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving complex litigation in both federal and state court across the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigation of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.  Our attorneys have the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones or those who have been seriously injured as a result of an offshore incident.

The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was seriously injured or died as a result of an offshore accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.