Trucker Files Suit After Electric Shock

A truck driver filed a suit against Del Monte Foods and the Port of Galveston after he was injured through severe electric shock. On January 5, Augustino Molis filed suit naming Del Monte, the Port of Galveston, the Galveston Wharves Board, and the Board of Trustees of Galveston Wharves as defendants.


Molis claims that the defendants failed to exercise ordinary and reasonable care when he reported to Pier 16 for the purpose of picking up a refrigerated trailer on August 25. The suit alleges negligence on the part of the defendants for failure to maintain a proper lookout, failure to properly supervise, failure to provide a safe workplace, failure to have personnel that had been sufficiently trained, failure to ensure proper maintenance of the trailers, and failure to ensure proper maintenance of the connections for the trailers.


According to court papers, as Molis was trying to unplug the trailer, he received a shock from a current from the piece of equipment. He claims the shock severly injured his right hand, right arm, and other parts of his body. He says those injuries include severe burns and nerve damage. The suit also claims premises liability on the part of the defendants because they are the alleged owner and operator of the site hosting the trailers.


Molis claims pain and suffering, physical impairment and disfigurement, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the incident. He seeks damages including, but not limited to, lost wages and medical bills.


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