Longshoreman seeks more than $1m from Maersk Line over alleged injuries

US longshoreman Richard Grimble has filed suit against Maersk Line Ltd, alleging that he was injured while working on a vessel partly because of poor lighting.

The complaint was filed on November 16th in the Harris County District Court, alleging negligence and other counts. Grimble alleged that on February 8th 2017 he was working as a longshoreman aboard Maersk Wisconsin (IMO 9193252) when he fell into an uncovered vessel’s deck. He alleges he sustained severe injuries that resulted in medical expenses, loss of earnings and physical impairment. The plaintiff holds Maersk Line Ltd et al responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate lighting in the work area, failed to properly cover the vessel’s deck and failed to provide adequate warning of the unreasonably dangerous condition.

He was seeking monetary relief of more than $1m and such other and further relief that is lawful and equitable. He is represented by JW Stringer in Houston and Steven Weinberg of Weinberg & Weinberg in Houston.

2000-built, Singapore-flagged, 50,698 gt Maersk Wisconsin is owned by Moller Singapore of Singapore and managed by Maersk Line AS of Copenhagen, Denmark.