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Dipstick Injury Leads To Suit Against Ship Company


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2/26/2009
Brent Adams
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A Florida man has filed a personal injury suit against Global Geophysical Services, claiming he sustained injuries while working on a ship for the company.

According to the complaint he filed in Texas’ Jefferson County District Court on February 19, Templeton Salter was working aboard the Global Scout on August 22 when he tore his rotator cuff while trying to retrieve an oil dipstick in the ship’s engine room.

Salter claims the incident caused him physical pain, mental anguish, physical impairment, discomfort, mental anguish, and distress. He also claims to have experienced lost earnings and incurred medical expenses.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of Global for failure to maintain proper supervision of its crew, failure to properly train employees, failure to provide adequate safety equipment, failure to properly secure the equipment, failure to provide adequate medical treatment, failure to operate the vessel in a proper and safe manner, and failure to properly maintain the vessel. The suit also claims negligence for failure to provide proper maintenance, inspection, and repair.

Salter seeks judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits.

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