A construction worker that fell into a hidden culvert has filed a personal injury suit against his employer for failure to warn of the dangerous condition.


On February 11, Adrian Arline filed suit in Texas’ Jasper County District Court naming Pickett Industries as a defendant. On February 24, the case was removed to the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division.


According to the suit, on September 14, Arline fell into a hold in a culvert that had been covered by a cloth and dirt at the Retaining Pond Worksite on the premises of MeadWestvaco in Evadale.


Arline claims the incident resulted in serious injuries to his back and body.


The suit alleges negligence on the part of the defendant for failure to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, failure to inspect the premises for hazardous conditions, failure to install a safe culvert, failure to warn workers of the hazardous conditions, and failure to eliminate or remove the unsafe and unreasonably dangerous condition.


Arline seeks damages for medical costs, mental anguish, physical pain and suffering, disability, lost enjoyment of life, physical impairment, interest, and costs of suit.

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